Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, None
I specifically chose this over the larger titanium model because it can be setup for tip-up carry. It comes razor sharp out of the box. KC didn't actually have this info on their site until I emailed them asking about it. This knife could have been perfect except for the hideous pocket clip that Kershaw stuck on it. Why would they ruin the simple and streamlined look of the knife with the horrible curved and silver colored clip? It completely detracts from the look of the knife and makes it an eyesore to look at in the pocket. Now I understand why Kershaw doesn't have any picktures of theis knife with it's clip. Also, the clip could be set so the knife sits a bit lower in the pocket. With the knife being so slim, the thumbstud sits extremely close to the handle, which will probably make it hard for those with larger hands to open. The thumb stud also tears up my finger. It seems quite a bit rougher/sharper yet very similar in appearance to the thumbstud on my Kershaw Blur. After some playing around I found that pushing outward rather that up or up and to the side will reduce some fingertip wear. The blade deploys lightning quick and locks up tight. The handle is quite smooth as to not tear up clothing. I wish it had some jimping on the back of the blade/handle to provide a bit more grip, and therefore counteracting the smooth handle. I wanted this knife to be my new EDC, but with the clip ruining the lines of this sleek folder, it will probably just sit in my collection, unless I decide to remove the clip and carry it in pocket.