Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Really BIG knife, well-made
Although I had seen this knife many times, it still surprised me when I took it out of the box. It is quite large, but carries surprisingly easily in a front trouser pocket. The clip offered the proper tension. It is heavy enough to notice in my pocket, and I suppose one advantage would be that I would be unlikely to lose it. I know that it's possible to snag a quillion on the pocket corner and open the knife swiftly. I am uncomfortable about doing this with such a long blade, and other reviewers have reported mishaps when attempting this. The knife actually opens quite easily with the thumb stud (even with my little hands), and it's also possible to open it partially and quickly complete the opening with a wrist flick. That's fast enough for me. The aluminum handled version is sufficiently long and heavy to use as a self-defense pocket stick, without even deploying the blade. However, once it is deployed, the knife is extremely intimidating. Mine came shaving sharp, but not hair-popping sharp, which is good enough for my purposes. Although it is usable as a cutting tool, its design clearly connotes serious business. So check your local laws before toting this one on the street. Mine was well-made, the blade was centered, and it locked up tightly. When trying to release the blade and close the knife, the liner lock was a little rough. But it smoothed up considerably with lubrication and about 20 minutes of working the action. I bought this Ti Lite on sale, and it was an outstanding value.