Pros: Handle Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, None
Ruger All-Cylinders Folding Knife 4" Plain Blade
I will carry this as a backup to a larger knife and/or CCW handgun.. Seems to have good balance, grip size and blade length. The end of the clip needs to have more of a "hook" shape to lock the knife more securely on a belt. (The present clip could allow the knife to pop up and off of a belt in certain types of stress situations. For that reason, I'm already carrying this knife in one of the spare nylon pouches I had around for a different knife.) The blade action during one-hand opening is still a bit stiff, but seems to already be improving with every additional opening/closing cycle. The blade was quite sharp out of the box, but, as with the other RUGER folders, offering a second version using one of the newer premium blade steels would be a nice option.