Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
No BS review
I read a review on here that seemed to paint an inaccurate picture of this knife so I felt I needed to give the facts of this without the BS. Firstly this is a Reeve Integral Frame-Lock not a liner-lock. It has a hardened steel lock insert that eliminates the possibility of any lock stick. I've owned three of these knives and have given them as gifts and each is consistent in quality control. I've carried and put them through abuse to see how they hold up and they perform flawlessly. Each one locks up at about 40-50% so the lock will not fail as long as you maintain the tool and don't neglect it. Though the blade stock is a bit thick this is a great slicer due to its blade shape and flat grind. The blade steel is some of the best and uses the American version of the popular M390. The grind on all three knives is symetrical as is the grind of the swedge. The knife dissassembles without issue (make sure to poperly heat the pivot to loosen the Loctite and you'll have no problems). It runs on caged bearings (no plastic parts), has a stainless steel pivot, and aluminum backspacer. The detent is strong enough where when the flipper is engaged the knife rockets open. I have not noticed any wear or deformation on the detent ball after a year of carry and use. The stock pocket clip sucks, however there are plenty of aftermarket clips that suit the knife perfectly (this is not a determining factor). All three knives came perfectly centered and razor sharp. Depending on the hand this is a very ergonomic knife. I have medium sized hands and it locks into my palm like a bank vault. No hotpots from carrying, flipping, or slicing. One thing I wish it had was a little gimping on the spine for smaller tasks but this is just an opinion. The knife, though a bit heavy, has perfect balance and can be balanced on a finger tip where the index would normally sit when cutting. For the materials this is a great buy for the price and for great QC and customer service ZT does a fantastic job backing their product.