Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Unique and sexy!
I'd been admiring the way the knife looks for a few years, but could never quite find the money to buy one. I've been a fan of Gus Cecchini for years, and his customs are astronomically out of my range! I bought the Boker-produced design of his a few years back, and enjoyed it. So, finally, these went on sale, and I knew I had to pick one up before they went extinct. I really do believe these will be one of those "wish I would have gotten one" knives that folks will be paying huge premiums for in the future. The design is unique and beautiful, and the execution is done perfectly by ZT. Mine was perfect, right out of the bag/box. Deployment is way-cool and lightning fast, with a mind-blowingly-neat trick that I'm surprised I have not seen around on other knives. For the size, it is surprisingly light, and despite it's futuristic style, is very comfortable in-hand. With the point be slightly higher than most knives I prefer, it took a few minutes to get used to, in use, but the pointy tip and excellent grind make it a great knife for food prep. Although the style may not be for everyone, especially those who tend more towards traditional, I find the aesthetics very appealing, and it will not fail to get positive comments, wherever you bring it out. If anyone complains about the looks, just let them handle it, and all doubts will fade away. If you're on the fence about picking one of these up, don't wait. This one will disappear soon, and you don't want to be kicking yourself later.