Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Hmm, let's see, I don't need another EDC, since I carry a Swiss Army Pioneer, plus either an ESEE Izula or Swamp Rat Rodent 3. But, I love the Kershaw 1080 skinner because it's so light, VERY sharp and feels good. My intention is to use this as a work knife when I occasionally assist a home improvement contractor. I'd wanted something a step or two above a regular utility knife for odd tasks on the job. This knife if many steps up. Blade taper from back to front renders the tip less strong than either of my other EDC fixed blades, but I don't mind; I won't need to pry with it.The blade slices paper nicely, and will work for any cutting task on the job. As a deer hunter, I hope to eventually use the 1080 for skinning, for which is appears to be superbly designed.The leather sheath is nice enough, but be careful how you slide the knife back in. Mine has to go in just right to go all the way in for a tight fit. Watch your fingers! This baby is SHARP!Sure, a Kydex sheath would be nice, but also expensive. A sheath like the Izula's would be very good, but the leather works well enough, and looks good too.Great job Kershaw, and great work Knife Center. My 1080 arrived by first-class Mail two days after I ordered it.