Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Convenient auto/ kubotan
Despite autos being illegal to carry among civilians, I carry this one every day. Why? Because its lock is fast and strong... I've even thrown the knife in anger, full force at solid wood wall, and it didn't even break the handle or loosen any screws. Prior to 154cm, mine has the GIN1 or gin 2 stainless, a semi-premium steel i presume, which works well, as it rarely needs to be sharpened after whittling many sticks and cutting thick strips of Rubbermade. The blade itself is thin, but sturdy and punctures materials well with very sharp drop point. The combo edge serrations are good, not too jagged and catch-prone like some crazy zealots within the knife industry. Closed, the handle makes an effective hand to hand pressure point strike weapon. It's not a very intimidating knife, but feels very secure and light in the hand.