Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Small but effective
I know I need to start reading the specs more carefully before I buy, I was expecting the blade to be about palm sized, maybe 3 inches long and 2 inches wide. This knife was significantly smaller than I imagined it would have been. BUT! That's not necessarily a bad thing. Overall, the size of the sheath and handle combined, it is VERY easily concealed on a belt or boot. I originally intended for this little guy to be secured at the shoulder of my body armor for quick access in hand to hand combat. But I am easily comfortable with it being a quick access self defense knife as well. It's size and weight as well as handle shape and functionality make it very fast to jab and slice with, and it's nonreflective black finish makes it difficult to see (especially when wearing tactical gloves) so your opponent will not understand why he is so easily bleeding when getting into a scuffle with you. I am very pleased overall with the design and effectiveness of the knife. My only complaint is that the sheath's clip isn't strong enough to facilitate a quick release by pulling the handle straight out. In order to do so, you would need to tie it down using paracord or zip ties, which is possible due to the sheath's tactical design.