Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, None
Almost my EDC
4 months later...It's just a tad too big for EDC but it's my go to for general construction rehab. It's just the right size and when folded it stays with me...not on the shelf or the floor or the toolbox..and I it doesn't seem to poke holes in the seat if I drive and carry. I can't explain it but It feels really good in my XL hands and in my pockets. Mind you the metal blade point is not a "spike" so don't hammer on it like I did with say the Tanto XL Voyager (when my chisels are the wrong size for cramped work). I think bushman point would bend a bit digging out hard particle board to fit an awkward electrical socket under a sink. Leave that to big Tanto's...(no knives were harmed in these tests). I use the bushman for food all the time...(it's a bushman...what?). It's even wide enough to stick into peanut butter or to slice bread...butter toast...etc. Man it loves the kitchen. Once it dulls a bit...that is...otherwise...straight out of the box.. you'll put a hole in pan...or the cutting board...or the floor if you drop it...and do wear shoes around this thing...one drop the wrong way even kind of dull and you will lose more than a little blood...and you might get hit something..."then one day he was cutting on some food and up from the ground comes a bubbling crude".Oh...because no serrations...it's a dream to sharpen with a steel. Don't go grinding on it either...this thin 4116 steel edge seems to fold over a bit..I think it's ductile...a bit like mild steel. It's tough but not really hard, so sharpening is a waste of metal if you ask me...it just re-profiles for nothing. Just bring back the edge with 2-3 swipes on the kitchen steel and it'll be good to go for the day. Remember...it's a kitchen type steel...it should last a whole meal...if not the shift.Is it better than 400 class steel or AUS 8a? Yes..I think 4116 is comparatively strong and it sharpens easier...I think that's why the blade can be thinner than the Voyagers as a whole and still carry a useful edge. What will the CPM steel be like? I bought oh...maybe 3. I'd buy more but then I'd be another stupid viking knife-nut. (I got off once scott free when TSA found a new 4 inch Mora knife in my violin case...I was afraid they'd confiscate the whole $25,000 violin on the way to a job in Arizona...but I'm old...and I was totally surprised when TSA showed me what they found). Good thing I can't keep guns in the house...who knows where one might get to that I forget. County daycare regs save me and a Bushman is about as dangerous as I can get. Yes...it's a bit clunky but its OK. I'd love a blade shaped a little more elegantly, say like the Boker plus stingray but for $140...fuggidaboutit! Come to think about it...why can't we buy a nice folding Mora for say $15-20? I love that Sandvik sandwich steel even though blades run a bit thick. Who would rid me of these troublesome Moras?My EDC is a 3 inch Tanto Voyager...it's even better than my old 2 3/4 inch Camillius lever flipper...well...except where the Camillius says Made In USA. Sigh.