Pros: Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Blade Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Knifecenter and Reel Steel nailed it!
and Reel Steel hit it out of the park with this one.If you like modern sip joints, you really should consider checking this one out. The straight simple design of the handle is comfortable, then add the feel of the beautiful micarta, and it just takes it to another level. Most modern slip joints are 3" or under on the blade length, but this one is 3.46 inches, which I much prefer. The nicely done drop point, with the fuller running the entire length is both useful, and good looking. The Walk and talk is done quite well, with a 3/4 open half stop.The fit and finish is excellent. I love the deep carry wire pocket clip too.Top it all off with a blade that came very very sharp, and it's a real hit. I really can't say enough about this knife. This knife is useful, comfortable, and good looking, and the price was more than fair at just under $40 for the introductory Christmas sale, but honestly, even if you missed the sale, it is well worth the money at the full retail price. VG10 steel tends to get a bad rap with the modern powdered steels available today, but at this price point, I see nothing wrong with it. It is certainly better than the 8CR steel so many other knife makers use at this price point, and truthfully, I prefer it to the D2 that the market has been flooded with lately. It sharpens easy, takes a very keen edge, holds it reasonably well, and it's stainless .KnifeCenter got it to me quick as they always do, and packaged well so damage during shipping is highly unlikely. Just a great job all around. Thank you KnifeCenter! You've quickly become my favorite knife outlet! Tim