Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Lock Type
Cons: Handle Feel, Handle Material, Weight, None
Spyderco Endura VG10
Great for the money, no frills general purpose EDC, with an awesome edge. Here's why: I am a believer in the Japanese made VG10 for edge holding and strength. Blade is SHARP. Out of the box I tested it as a letter opener. It slid through the envelope as smooth as silk. Impressed, I tried shredding the entire envelope to see if it would snag at least once. Nope, no snags no tears. Later that evening after oiling, working the hinge, practice opening and closing, admiring the edge, and such, I discovered several cuts on my hand while washing hands with soap. Did I say this thing was SHARP!? Handle is OK, I prefer aluminum, S/S, or even Micarta with S/S frame. Light weight is not a feature I look for. Texture is too aggressive, I prefer smooth. I foresee fraying the edge of my pocket. Clip position comes from the factory perfect for quick one-hand deployment from common stowage. Screw holes available for 3 more clip positions. If you are looking for a great EDC for general purpose, at a reasonable cost, great blade steel, killer edge, blade shape and size, this knife will do the job.