Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
VERY nice knife
I also was concerned about the small flipper. The knife did not open consistently right out of the box. But with a drop of lubricant in the right places, the knife immediately began functioning perfectly...and VERY smoothly. Fingertip action was all that was necessary--my fingernail did not come into play at all. The liner lock worked well, the blade is well centered between the handles, and there was no blade wobble. I've only had the knife for a few days, so time will tell. Some of the other reviewers have mentioned that the pocket clip needs to be flatter, and I agree. But I did not have the same problems with it holding the knife too tightly to my pants pocket. The blade is not really a satin finish--it's closer to mirror-polished in my opinion. OK by me, but beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. It was very sharp right out of the box. I expect that the VG10 steel will hold an edge for a long time. The knife is very light, and I'm unaware of its presence in.on my pocket--great for dressier slacks/going out for the evening. Its construction seems a little delicate for an everyday, on-the-job tool. And at 3 1/2 inches, the blade is approaching the limit for a "gentleman's knife." That said, I would love to see a similar model but with a longer blade--in the 4.3 inch range.