Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use
My First Benchmade - not liking the Axis-Lock!
what can i say, the axis lock kills it for me,the knife cannot be flicked open because thumb slips around the studs,second the top of the studs is somewhat sharp, but its nothing if compared against the axis-lock buttons, they are very sharp & abrasive to the touch.the handle is extremely thick and bulky even thicker then ZT 200fit & finish i find ZT to be better, handle feels very nice and completely files up the hand . the blade coating is paint of sort & NOT DLC.blade is nice & has a fine edge.if you don't mind the axis lock & the lack of refinement in it's use, then it would be a grate super hard use knife, blade locks maybe even stronger then my ZT 200 which says alot since the ZT lock is like a bunker door lock :)lockup is superb, and the knife it feels lighter in hand then what it actually is.i really think i would love this knife much more if it wasn't for the axis lockand its sharp engaging surfaces.if its ZT 200 vs this, i think ZT is a winner.