Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Decent basic pocket dweller
I bought this because I'm too fussy to use my good knives! It's a fairly basic job, you can definitely tell it was hand made, for better or worse. The quality is definitely "pocket working" style, not collecting...which is just what i wanted. You can see some tooling marks, slightly rough assembly, even fingerprints right from the factory. There was a bunch of metal or assembly dust in mine, which made the opening feel pretty bad. I put a couple of liberal applications of WD-40, then Boeshield, then finally "Super Slick Stuff" lubricant and it finally started feeling better. I think it needed to have all the dirt flushed out of it.Now it opens much smoother, although there's none of the sharp click-click-open snap-open feel like you'd have in, say, a good Boker.It's lightweight though and you honestly don't know it's in your pocket, but handy when you need it. Carbon 440 blade I believe, so should be easy to sharpen. Overall, for the price, I think it's a good deal and it's nice to see a hand-made knife made in the U.S.A., especially at this price.