Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material, Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening
I initially purchased this knife for the looks. The Wharncliffe design is beautiful. The G-10 handles provide ample traction when gripping the knife wet or dry. The spring assist is too stiff in my opinion. The first time I used this knife, the liner lock extended too far to the right because of too much tension from the spring assist, making it virtually impossibe to disengage the liner lock. I had to break apart the knife to be able to close the blade. I removed the spring assist parts and now my knife works well as a manual folder. The steel used in the actual blade holds an edge well. However, the steel liners and the liner lock steel seems soft. The black coating is holding well. For the price, this is a good self defense and utility folding knife.