Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Excellent design and quality
I bought an Oblivion to be part of a carry "rotation" along with a couple other Kershaw knives, as well as ZT, SOG, etc. It has been a few years since I last bought a new Kershaw, as most of their recent designs didn't appeal to me, but the Oblivion checks off several boxes for me: cool aesthetics, useful blade shape/length, tip-up carry, deep-carry clip, flipper opening and - considering that it is a Chinese build with 8Cr13MoV steel - a reasonable price point. No complaints about the build quality, either. Blade deployment with "SpeedSafe" assisted opening is fast and smooth, and the frame lock works perfectly. The factory edge is fantastic right out of the box. The visuals are more angles and lines than curves, which may not appeal to some, and it's not the lightest knife of this size by any stretch, but my initial impression is that it will be a great EDC addition.