Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
I did not purchase this knife from Knife Center, I purchased it from Wal-Mart. However, I thought I would post my review here, as I spend more time viewing/purchasing from this site. I didn't want to buy a "Wal-Mart" knife becuase every item usually bought there is junk. Everything that company buys at wholesale, is cheapened by it's manufacturer to cushion the cheap price that they demand.This knife though, is anything but cheap. I don't overly abuse my folding knives to anything but everyday tasks. I save my fixed blades for the heavy tasks. This knife isn't as long as I'd like it for a self defense blade. I would use it for such purpose if I needed it. But I would prefer a knife with atleast four inches to be used for such purposes.The finish on it seems fairly durable, unlike my ESEE MIL-3. I don't intend on beating up this knife, therefore I don't see this finish wearing thin anytime soon.The blade us surprisingly sharp. I say that because it doesn't feel sharp. I had to force myself to shave my arm hair, to be convinced. It surprised the hell out of me.The assisted opening is a dream come true. Just enough pressure enables the blade to swing out fast enough to believe it to be an auto knife.I know some will disagree, but I love a heavy knife. I find I can obtain a more controlled function from the blade when there is more weight in the handle. The weight allows me to cut through plastics and cardboard more easily.The lock on this knife brings a smile to my face each time I open it. Out of the four or five hundred times I've opened and closed the blade I've yet to see any slop or play.I have a feeling I'm going to have this knife for a very long time. Way to go Kershaw.