Pros: Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Best EDC for both tux or jeans
This has been my EDC for more than 7 years. While it was razor sharp out of the box, it does tend to loose an edge quickly. It also sharpens easily. A little into my seventh year of carry the torsion bar broke. I emailed Kershaw who offered to repair the knife I'd send it to them or they would send me the parts to replace myself. I chose to repair myself which without even reading their instructions took maybe 30 minutes. That included completely cleaning everything in solvent and lubing. I've got a lot of other knives but none as comfortable to carry. The safety is slightly lame but I'm so used to it that it doesn't get in the way. Sliding it out of my jeans tends to take the safety off although I still go through the motion before deploying the blade. Coming out of a pair of dress pants I still have to slide the safety off. I bought a Leek for one of my Sons and had the handle engraved. The engraver did not have a laser, therefore he used his standard carbide tipped computer operated engraver. After about three passes he tried a diamond tip. While the engraving was visible, it had no depth. The guy apologized and didn't charge me. He said he'd never run across a knife handle that hard.