Cons: Durability, Overall Quality
Not what id expect from an $100+ pen!
Well, my first impression when opening the box was that this pen is nice! It has nice weight, not too heavy but still has enough mass to be an effective weapon/glass breaker. I like the fluting going down the body and the gnarled cap is very nice. Overall it appeared to be a quality pen! BUT..... then i grabbed the cap to pull it off of the pen and realized that it is very loose and wiggles and rattles back and forth. The cap is loose to the point that i dont feel comfortable carrying it, i fear that the pen will separate and one half will be lost. This is not what id expect from a Benchmade product nor from an $100+ pen, so i called Benchmade and sent my pen in to be repaired/replaced. Now I'm not sure if the pen they sent back was my original pen that they repaired or a brand new one, but it came back with the identical problem, it didn't even feel slightly tighter than the original pen that i received. So even though i love everything about this pen accept the loose cap, i have to give it 2 stars because with the cap as loose as it is, this pen is completely useless to me.