Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality
Beautiful knife, but unreliable
This is my first Benchmade knife that I owned, and there are things I love about the knife, and some things that I don't. To start, the knife is a beauty. Good steel, great scales, deep carry pocket clip. Torsion bar deployment is smooth and effortless. Glass breaker tip is cool feature, although I am yet to attempt to break glass with it. Here are the cons: The torsion bar mechanism has a tiny metal bar holding everything together. God forbid you lose it when cleaning the knife, you're in trouble. No jimping anywhere on the blade, which is a matter of taste. Liner lock seems a bit whimpy. Blade play. If you tighten the pivot screw a little much, the blade will not deploy. Blade does not close centered. Here is my biggest problem with it, I don't know if anyone else had this issue but this happened to me on several occasions. When I tried to get the blade deployed in a hurry, I instictively grabbed the knife pretty hard, not death grip, but I was holding onto it with some pressure, expecting the blade to kick out with some force. The BLADE DEPLOYED HALF WAY AND STOPPED. I had literally had stopped the blade mid-deployment just by holding the knife tight. Cut my finger in the process as I was expecting the blade to be fully deployed and went to move my fingers around the scales. I find this completely unacceptable. Not to mention that the knife opened in my pocket on a number of occasions. I wouldn't trust this knife in a pinch. That's why I bought a Tenacious. This will be my carry to a fancy event where it will look nice a decoration. But I will be entrusting my work and life into something else.