Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Overall Quality, None
The real "Delica Killer" is here
Better ergonomics than the Delica in a knife that's about the same size and still has about the same amount of sharpened edge. The compression lock operates perfectly, allowing for perfect lockup with no play in the blade at all. The pivot in mine is nearly as smooth as my Amalgam which cost nearly twice as much. The blade also drops shut almost as smoothly and easily as my Amalgam's. The wire clip obviously allows for ultra-deep carry unlike the Delica's stamped clip which left nearly an inch of the knife sticking out of my pocket. My one and only complaint would be the roughness of the inside edges of the FRN handle scales. There was a very slight seam or burr which made the edges slightly uncomfortable in my hand, but it wasn't anything that couldn't be fixed with a very light touching up with the fine side of the file in my Leatherman Wave. I'd rate it 4.9 out of 5 in its out-of-the-box condition, and a solid, unquestionable 5 out of 5 in its current, slightly touched-up condition. It's probably safe to assume that not every single one will be like this out of box, or if they are, Spyderco will probably have the issue resolved in future batches. In my opinion, this is absolutely the best American made EDC available at the moment. If you're thinking about getting one, you probably won't regret it. The transaction with KnifeCenter was flawless and fast.