Pros: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Great value! At least as good as knives costing 2x-3x as much.
Great knife for the money! I own a number of knives, from no-names to higher-end production pieces (ZT, Spyderco, etc). This goes into my EDC rotation, right up there with knives costing 10 times as much. Lightweight and comfortable in the hand. Nice ergonomics; no immediately evident hot spots in the grip. Kershaw's Speedsafe assisted opposing system is the best there is; snappy and immediate, but not so violent that it wants to pop the knife out of your hand. The frame lock is solid and works :/ the usual manner. The faux G10 (actually Zytel) is also well done. Nice grip (but probably not as good wet as real G10). It arrived shave-your-arm-hair sharp. No need to touch it up at all. The clip comes mounted for right-hand tip-up carry. It can be moved to the other side for lefthand tip-up, as well (the clip screws are torx #7). The blade has no slop or play when deployed. Although this one's made in China, wonderfully good quality control. Every bit as well made as my US-made Kershaws. This is a terrific value at this price point. It'd still be a good buy at twice the money.