Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use
Will cut you if you STARE at it too Hard!
I am a full-time Fishing Guide & part-time knife maker, I own a dozen or so Spydercos, some American made, some of the Chinese made (which are not THAT far behind the USA-made!). This is my first Japanese one. Spydercos ALWAYS come razor sharp....As all these reviews will tell you, but this Endura VG-10 Flat ground from Seki Japan h came with a polished edge like no factory knife I have EVER seen! It was SO sharp, I just had to put it under a 250x Digital microscope I have. Under that high magnification this edge looks like a knapped piece of volcanic glass! Absolutely PERFECT grinds....Will cut you if you stare at it too long! You have to look at it in glances! I LOVE THIS KNIFE! Best under $100 knife on the PLANET! And just to top it off....Knife Center ROCKS. Fast, cheap, and always quick to answer a question or stand behind their Products. Only improvement would be to add/offer the "Ball-Bearing Lock". The Lock-back is strong, but much more difficult to 'one-hand' & more dangerous if, like me, you decide to do it anyway. Would be TOO easy to close on your fingers accidently, & as sharp as this knife is? that will, most likely, end in a trip to the ER for a few stitches.