Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Pocket Clip
Excellent build quality at this price point
This is yet another example of what Kershaw seems to do so well: producing goods of almost incredible quality, given the price point. This folder Is nice and tight. No side-to-side blade slop at all, not even the slightest amount of play, even with the blade only halfway open. The assisted open works like a charm, and the knife is big enough so that my size XL hands still get a great grab on the handle - all four fingers are wrapped around, without my pinky hanging off. The G10 Scale on one side is made to look like carbon fiber, and it's pretty convincing. One complaint they would have with this knife is that the G 10 is a bit slick, and some people might even want to rough it up a little bit with some sandpaper. The frame lock is nice and thick, and engages a large percentage of the blade tang. Nice solid lock-up. The blade Is not premium steel, however, it's fine for an EDC. It's also an excellent slicer ; the blade doesn't hang up on anything , and the grind is nice and even. Very little resistance when cutting through something. Also, it was nice and hair-shaving sharp out of the box. This is a nice-looking, deep-pocket carry, very lightweight gentleman's knife. A really good EDC. It's a regular In my rotation, and I carry high-and production knives all the time (ZT, higher-end Spyderco, etc.). A good "guy" holiday gift.