Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Weight, Pocket Clip, None
Cons: Lock Type, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
Great knife, but the only thing that so close to being ok is the point of the blade. Points are logically made to not brake, but when you need to get under, or into a small area to cut something you need a something bigger to make yourself a hole to get the blade into. My trick is carry a small pocket knife for nails that have split and need fixing as their grabbing everything that's catchable, and use that for very small areas. All my Kershaws have enough tip to get into these area's I'm talking about but this guy is a little tougher. The steel is worked easily with my Lansky, and it's diamond hones which can put a great edge even on a Buck with it's fat edge. So anybody who does a lot of sharpening can notice how much better a good steel sharpens over a softer steel. The lack of a point dropped my rating to a 4 but still a great knife. The removable clip for your jeans is a must and will have to see if there's no problem with it's staying in place. The front pocket of jeans is by far the most popular place to keep the blade, opposed to a sheath. Would also have preferred the knife in an assisted opener model, as I'm just used to them. Knife makers I think need to understand that after years of opening knives or reflex, you have to do considerable retraining if a guy needs to open the blade without much forethought.