Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
I love my FAST 06!
This was my self defense carry knife for a long time, and I still love it! The assisted opening still works well after all these years and, although slower than an auto-opening, it opens fairly easily with a single swipe of my thumb. I seldom use the knife for general tasks, because of the difficulty in sharpening a tanto and serrated blade. However, without abuse the blade has held up well for minor cutting tasks. The clip position means that the end of the knife protrudes from my pocket (so not very discreet), but it also means that my little finger hooks very comfortably around the knife when drawing, which makes for a speedy and controlled draw every time! Also, the guard ensures that there's no danger of fingers sliding forward onto the very sharp blade. The window / forehead breaker make for another useful tool in various crappy situations. I LOVE my FAST 06!