Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
This has been my main carry knife for around five years, and I absolutely love it and recommend it. I carry it in my right jeans pocket (I am right handed) and despite a lot of abuse, the knife is as solid today as when I got it- just a few scratches and normal wear, which don't begin to affect operation. One thing I love is the lock mechanism. It opens in a flash, one-handed, and I have found it fairly easy to close it one-handed too, as long as one is careful in doing it. This means that I can get the knife out, use it, and put it away again all while my left hand/arm is engaged elsewhere, which is a surprisingly useful feature, though I admit that many high end knives are capable of this. I read one disparaging comment about the clip getting weaker over time... This happened to me once after I accidentally bent it too far outward, and it no longer provided tension against the knife handle. However, it was easy to fix, as I simply unscrewed the clip (very easy to do), bent it back by hand to its proper shape, and screwed it back in place. A 2-minute fix for a problem of abuse. Otherwise an occasional sharpening, cleaning and oiling - perhaps once a year or so, depending on use - will keep this tool in active service for a very very long time.