Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material
An itty bitty knife, with big knife features!
What can I say? Case knives are legendary, and with good reason. This knife is quite small, but is built like a Mack truck.Fit and finish are superb. The edges are well ground and fairly sharp right out of the box. The stainless steel is a little tougher to sharpen, than the chrome vanadium, but it is fine for most purposes. It does a much better job resisting the humidity and sweat it gets exposed to in Florida's subtropical climate.Remarkably, both blades have good strong half stops, a feature I usually find in older (and larger) knives. Both blades have excellent snap as well.In fact the only down sides of this knife to me are the facts that I have large hands, and a strong preference for old fashioned carbon steel blades. However I fully realize that the size of this knife makes it ideal for folks with smaller hands, and many prefer not having to work so hard to keep their knife from rusting.This is a very comfortable knife to hold and carry, as it is smooth and curvaceous,and weighs almost nothing. Sometimes I think I have lost it, as I can barely tell it is there. Despite it's diminutive size, it handles just about all of my day to day knife chores with ease. It is perfect for lovers of the peanut pattern, who want a knife to use and carry. Dare I say it might make an excellent first knife for a responsible youngster?