Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
After over six years, mine has worked flawlessly, after lubing with pure krytox teflon grease - I'd advise the company to use this for every new assembly, as it greatly expedites the spring assist. I have never needed the lock, but it is totally unobtrusive, adds no weight or weak point, could be of infrequent benefit, so leave it alone! The flip works far better than other complications, always locks fully open, and is easy enough to close one-handed. This steel has held an edge better than others like *RKT, my next favorite. Both have stayed rock solid, with the torx screw breakdown eminently user friendly. Only the rosewood has finally chipped at the thin end on one side, but as the sides are flat, I plan to epoxy seal some walnut and just swap out. Love the clean style aesthetics, practical blade, and avoidance of the Rambo-tactic-excesses of other designs, which rarely provide utilitarian function.