Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
How I use the product: I've only owned the Sage 5 for about one month, but it has been my primary EDC since. My other recent purchases are the Delica 4 Ti, and the Spyderco Tusk. The Tusk and Sage are both Taichung, Taiwan manufacture. The quality of the Taichung folders is the best I have ever owned. I have been knife collecting since 1972, as to put this qualitative judgment into perspective. I have used this for a number of chores, but no tasks that would test the knife. As an everyday pocket knife, it is light, extremely high quality, and easy to clip to the pocket or sit at the bottom of the pocket with your spare change. Things that are great about it: Light weight, a combination of carbon fiber and G-10, S30V blade steel, deep pocket clip, and the phosphorous bronze bushings on a tracked blade guide as part of the outstanding compression lock-up system. Details you would have wanted to have known before owning: Perhaps the high quality of design, materials, and overall utility of this knife. I own Micro TEch, Benchmade, Chris Reeve, Randall, and Victorinox made knives, and place Spyderco Taichung knives at the top of the heap in terms of quality, utility, and design.