Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
I love my 5000SBK Presidio but it weighs a little heavy on the pocket. I went searching for something light but still useful to prevent anyone having to see my shorts fall down on those no belt days. Half the weight and almost all of the quality made the 5270 a winner for me. No the 440C blade isn't equal to 154CM, and yes, I might break a GTX handle more easily than solid aluminum but this knife was EDC all winter where every day involved being on a small, wet, boat or sweaty and within 100' of the ocean. The finish is worn on the edges of the clip and there is a bit of rust on one screw head and part of a liner edge, this knife got NO care other than to touch up the edge on occasion. Compared to a new fishing knife that was sprayed with protectant yet still turned rusty in less than 2 weeks (having not yet been used), I consider this exceptional!