Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Material
Good, but a weird thing happened
I just got this knife in the mail half an hour ago. I opened it and found a smudge on the blade, so I started to wipe it off with my thumb, when the blackwash on the blade started to come off onto my thumb and fingers!! I have a number of blackwashed blades, and I have NEVER seen this before. I took a damp sponge and continued to vigorously wipe off the whole blade. The finish came off the grind on both sides, and off the swedge and off the flipper tab. Oddly, the finish stayed on much of the spine and the flat, but not all of the spine. Now most of the grind and swedge area is sort of gray. Just plain weird. Overall, I like the knife, so I'm going to keep it and use it for what I had planned for it all along - a knife to beat up a bit, that I don't have to worry about at all, which is great, because I have a lot of knives that I want to be somewhat careful with. The detent is a bit soft, but if you flip it vigorously, or flick your wrist as you're flipping it, it zips right out, and locks up well, and unlocks well. The handle is SO ergonomic; I love it. The clip works great. This knife looks cool. The backspacer could have been evened out with the handle edges a little better, but no big deal. It's never going to be in somebody's showcase, I don 't think, but overall, I like it a lot and will definitely put it to hard use. I wish it were a slightly better grade of steel, and stainless, because I presume I'll have to watch out for rust a bit on the D2 blade.