Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Feel
Excellent, Solid Knife
I had been doing some research for an assisted opening folder, and whittled it down (pun intended) between the Nitrous Blitz and Kershaw Leek. I went with HK because as a loyal Benchmade owner, I knew it came quality. And wasn't particularly sure about the point-breaking issues the Leek has been known for. I work in a warehouse environment/office environment which I'm generally cutting rope, twine and opening shrink wrapped pallets. So I was looking for something durable but slim enough to not be noticed much while carrying, and the Blitz does not disappoint. It was VERY sharp right out of the box, and exemplifies the effort and build quality associated with my other Benchmades. The liner-assisted opening is very linear, with a solid, confident lock with minimal effort. G10 scales are adequate, although I have large hands and a little more of a raised finish would work a bit better for me. The satin finish of the steel is beautiful, and forged from 154CM so you know its going to last.My only real "complaints" would be the blade did have some lateral play in it when delivered. I snugged up the Torx screw a bit, and all was well, and did not affect the opening. The jibbing on top could be a bit more aggressive, but will work in most situations.Knife Center was great and made ordering and shipment tracking a breeze. I particularly liked the quick-flick video one can watch for every knife they are interested in. Great buying experience and will definitely be a repeat customer.