Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
I generally like to carry smaller blades, so my first reaction to the 0562CF was that it's too big for me to be an EDC knife. However, after handling this knife for a while, it just grew on me to the point that I really do like it. The ergonomics are so well considered. It fits in my hand perfectly with no hot spots that I notice. The deep carry clip is an awesome design, one of the best I've seen, and somehow it doesn't feel huge in my pocket. I won't say it disappears, but it's rides really well. The blade deploys effortlessly every time, and provides some seriously addicting flipper action. I love the way it closes, safely resting on your thumbnail so you can re-adjust and allow the blade to fold (easily) back into itself. If you have work to do, this knife is a serious tool. It begs to be used, not just sit in a drawer or safe. While the beauty of the CF lets you know you are handling a high end piece, the fit and finish and weight tell you this is a knife made to be put to a task. Blade shape is spot on, and I'm sure the CPM-20CV will hold the edge well. The lockup is super secure with a classic Hinderer design that should give you confidence that this blade ain't going anywhere when it's open. Tight! My only negative might be the weight, but it's a nit-picky thing to say because it kinda feels like it SHOULD weigh what it weighs. It's proportional. This isn't a knife you'd want to carry around the office. It might scare someone who doesn't know about knives, but if you're looking for a beautiful 3.5" blade in an awesome package, the 0562CF is a keeper, and I hope it will be part of my collection for a long time.