Pros: Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
The slim stabber
I have spent a good part of my life studying the evolution of the blade from its neolithic beginnings until today. Benchmade as always delivers a fine quality product for a great price. The knife is slim, light, fits in the hand, and the deployment ring is excellent. Its edge is razor sharp and the idea of only sharpening the front is genius. While the sheath is good the clip retention is not great. While practicing with it sometimes you end up pulling the whole thing instead of just the blade. Compare to the Spartan Bladeworks model which is smaller, much more expensive, and the only real pro for it is slightly better steel. For a slim, modern, no nonsense self defense blade you can not do better.