Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Locking, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Blade Material, Finish
I just received the tool today, so have not as yet had the need to use it. Tomorrow though, it will be getting a workout cutting rope, and tinkering with trucks.After only a couple of "flicks", the pliers do indeed come out easily. Top marks there. Saw blade seems quite robust, mini screw drivers look like they're up to the task. The scissors are quite firm (read tight) when new, which is good as they should cut well for a long time if not abused. Serrated blade/fish scaler seems OK, but I'm going to do a little work on its edge. Could definitely be sharper.The only real disappointment is the straight-edged knife. Having paid what I did for this tool, I'm not about to attempt to bend the blade to see if it will stay that way. I'm curious if the kayaker is mistaking blade flexation with blade bending. Blades this thin should flex. As long as they don't remain bent, that's the objective the maker is after. My dislike about the blade is its finish. While the edge is sharp, the edge is rough, though not so much that it's burred. Yes, you can actually feel it. There is some black discolouration near the tip of the blade that I hope is paint, and not burnt steel. Yes, it will be seeing a diamond stone soon.Over all, well worth $53.95, but definitely not worth the original price of $90+.