Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: Blade Material, None
Very pretty, unobtrusive pocket-sized cutting tool
It is a beautiful, very well made knife: the scales are an exact fit, the nickel bolsters are, too. There is no play at all in the blades and the half-way notch is solid. The two stainless steel blades are usably sharp, but I don't know how well they hold their edge, nor how difficult it is to re-sharpen them. I have other Case XX pocket knives with chrome vanadium blades, which will take a very sharp edge, hold it for a long time and re-sharpen quite readily. The drawback with these is that you have to keep the blades cleaned and moisture free (a wipe with a silicone permeated cloth every couple of days, or after each use), to prevent rust. I'm sort of building a collection of the amber bone knives, and the Peanut was only available with SS blades. Still, as a gentleman's knife; used for opening letters or potato chip bags, or for cutting package strings and cutting threads, it's just fine. Plus, it's so pretty that when you use it, people look at it appreciatively, and it's small enough that most people don't have any trepidation about 'the guy with the knife" at the office. I give it 5 stars because the blade material, is a matter of personal preference, not a reflection on this excellent product.