Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
A Good Knife
Okay, there are a lot of negative comments about this knife. First off, it IS a good knife for $20, or perhaps more. Mass produced, imported knives don't all come out the same. Mine is nearly perfect, but yours may not be...that's an industry standard. The one-sided G-10 scale is grippy, but not pants-shredding. The frame lock is well-fitted and tight. No complaints on the lock-up here.Mine came razor sharp, but was easily made hair-popping sharp. Understand this is 8Cr13Mov steel. It takes a good edge, but will require routine maintenance, which is luckily easy. Yes, cardboard will dull the blade, as well as all other steels in this range. It's not ZDP-189, so don't expect it to perform as such. Mine came with a nice even grind, and after a little oiling and break-in will flip out nicely with a flick of the wrist while nudging the thumb stud.The choil and jimping are comfortable and useful, and contribute to the knife's comfortable grip. Mine also came with a perfectly centered blade. It carries well with a thin profile, allowing tip up or down, right hand only (sorry lefties). As expected, the washers are nylon, but perform well with adequate lubrication. There is a lanyard hole available in the tip up position, but it could stand to be a bit bigger. That's really the only complaint I have about this knife; although a deep-carry pocket clip would also be nice.Overall, I believe $20 for this knife is a great deal. It's a user and a good one. Keep it sharpened and lubed, and you won't be disappointed.