Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Tenacious C122GPGR Foilage Green
This is the first "name brand" folding knife I've ever bought and I researched all kinds of knives and steel types before making the purchase. And for the money...the Spyderco Tenacious is hard to beat. Yes, there are tons of good quality knives at this same price range, but then it comes down to personal preference. I narrowed my search down to Spyderco and SOG, but chose the Tenacious because I've always been drawn to that cool blade shape with the hole in it! Overall I am extremely happy with it. I own a Cold Steel SRK fixed blade, and I love that knife, but when it comes to folders...I've always bought the no-name, use it/break it/then throw it away knives. Usually whatever looks good at my local hardware store, or gun shop. With that being said, I probably won't buy a Benchmark or any other knife over a hundred bucks...I just don't have the need or budget for one like that. BUT... this Spyderco fit my budget, useage, and my EDC needs perfectly! My intended use is EDC, so I don't need a large, heavy folder. I'm not planning to use this knife for heavy duty cutting tasks, maybe boxes, rope, and smaller jobs. So again...perfect in my requirement as an EDC blade. -The G10 scales are grippy enought..but not overly so. Just right, in my opinion. -I like the blade. It is a little thin, but then again... that's what I'm looking for. I think the 8Cr13MoV steel is high quality...again, at least for my personal requirements. -Ergo: Feels good in my hand. Nice jimping at the top. Nice big hole to slide my thumb in to open. Opens quickly enough. Not as fast as my no-name assisted opening knife...but good nonetheless, with a solid "Thwackk" upon lock-up. I LIKE that! -Clip is a bit tight, but not a deal breaker. I like that I can change it to a tip up carry as opposed to tip down, as it comes from the factory. -The liner lock looks very strong. I like that not only can I open the blade with one hand, but I can also press the liner lock, and close the blade with one hand as well. -The BEST thing I like about this knife is the Foilage Green handles! I wish the blade was black...but again, not a deal breaker at all. The green is sweet! I wanted something that wasn't SO TACTICAL. My Streamlight ProTAC flashlight is black tactical and so is my "no-name" knife. I just wanted to tone it down a bit... The foilage green makes it less imposing I think. -And finally...it was super sharp right out of the box. A little something about Knifecenter.com The knife came quickly enought (I live in Hawaii, so EVERYTHING takes longer to get here!) Shipping was only $3 bucks, not bad. It was easy to put my order on their website, and I have no complaints about them. I would definitely do business with them again.