Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Smoother than butter...
To be honest, I really questioned buying this knife. I liked the look and shape of it in the photos, but you never know how it's actually going to look and feel until you've got it in your hand. I eventually puled the trigger and just got my knife in the mail today. Starting off, I must say that this is a very well-made, high quality knife. The action on it is fantastic right out of the box. Some knives require a break-in period before it opens smoothly, but this knife does not. Opening the knife using either the flipper or the hole is buttery smooth. I usually don't prefer flippers because the tab usually juts out and breaks the design lines of the knife. However, this flipper tab is designed very unobtrusively such that it makes you wonder if it is, in fact, a flipper tab at all. Lo and behold, it is. And it is perfect straight out the gate. The material used for both the blade and the handle feel great. The shape of the blade, and the shape of the knife overall is remarkable. The sharpness of the blade, like all of my other Spydercos that I've ever ordered, is piercing sharp, The weight and the thickness of the knife make it a dream to carry (from what I can tell so far). The button compression lock type makes opening and closing the knife easy with the flick of the wrist. There is no resistance at all. I know that there's a trend now where people like the wire pocket clip, but there's nothing like the solid clip, in my book. Does it need a deep carry clip? Eh... Maybe, but the current clip doesn't detract at all from the knife. The overall size of this knife is perfect for EDC. This is the first knife that has gotten me this excited in a long time, not since the Para 3. I'll probably need to get a second Smock as a backup so that I know I'll always have one. I questioned making this purchase before receiving the knife, but now that I have it in my hands, there are absolutely NO regrets. Only joy.