Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, None
Preordered this knife in Sept. and received it 12/19. Upon initial inspection this appeared to be really nice. Especially for a $70 USA made knife with decent materials. The finish was excellent. Handle shape is comfortable and there is just enough room for the pinky with an XL hand size. Blade centering, lockup etc. was very good. initially I could not deploy the blade using the flipper. I have 25 yrs LEO and 25 years carpentry experience so my hands are not soft. I grabbed the blade and opened it manually. The detent was firm, but opened quite smooth. The lockbar was very firm to unlock, but doable as long as you don't sit there and mess with it for any period of time as it can be tuff on the thumb. The problem is flipping it open and it may be in the design. If I am careful and place my fingers below the lockbar and just on the scale, I can give the flipper a VERY strong push, the blade flies open fast, smooth and with firm lockup. If I grab the knife normally and my fingertips touch on the lockbar, I cannot overcome the detent and flip the blade open. Not acceptable in a defense situation. I'm thinking of moving the clip for weak hand (left) carry for when I CCW. I can position my thumb easier off the lockbar and I can flip it with my left index finger. Not ideal, but I really love everything else about this knife If not, it's going back.