Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
NICE KNIFE FROM KERSHAW USA!
While I own quite a few Kershaw knives, this is only the second USA built knife I have. The difference is noticeable. Not that there is any thing wrong with the imports, but the USA built knives just seem to have "more" quality. Nice slim design with enough heft to it to make it feel durable. Decent grip from the smooth aluminum handles. Shaving sharp out of the box. About twenty percent lockup. No blade play in any direction. Opens easily with either the thumb studs or flipper. Like the sub-frame lock. Reminds me of the Zero Tolerance 777. Balance is great in the hand, pretty neutral. Not blade or handle heavy. Feels smaller than it is. Kershaw USA seems to be building knives similar in quality to ZT at a lower price point. Maybe the ZT knives will be a bit more durable, but for most of us, we probably won't notice the difference. This is a great knife, no matter the price. I also own five ZT's, and love every one, but I can't find anything that much better from them to this one. ZT's are overbuilt just like the advertising says. But if you don't need that, Kershaw USA can give you everything you need at a lower cost. Like I said, I love my ZT's, but Kershaw USA is right up there with them as far as quality goes. Check them out. You may be surprised. Thanks to Knife Center for their usual excellent selection and service.