Pros: Blade Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Lock Type
A pessimistic review
First impression: Received the item very fast (thanks Knifecenter). However, it had a semi-sharp blade when shipped. To fix that, I just sharpened it - which took a longer time compared to stainless steel just because of how hard the steel is. The latch always plops around -- just bought o-rings to fix that. During manipulation: Weighed very well. Paint chipped when dropped in the edge of the handle. Handle material is not very strong -- the tang pin made crevices where it hit the handle. This made the blade hit the handle when manipulating to the closed position; amazingly, the blade stayed sharp. The blade is very sturdy even after dropping the knife a lot as well. Overall impression: Great beginner's knife. Great first butterfly knife purchase. The knife is very fun to use and it kicks up the intimidation factor. Damascus steel is a plus. Thinking of buying a benchmade model 42 now. Don't buy $20 knives. Invest in more expensive knives if you are serious about butterfly knives.