Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Weight, Sheath, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Feel, None
Make no mistake, the Brend 1 is massive. That said, it's a sick (in a good way) looking blade that flies out faster than you can say, "whoa" (stole that line from Neo). Quality is tops. The aluminum handle makes for a very light and easy to wield knife for the size. Overall a very decent auto. I can't really see it as an EDC, other than for scaring everyone you know. It's almost too large to be practical in anything other than a "tactical" (read that: defensive/offensive) role. I might try the Brend 3, but even then, these knives are too gorgeous to use for every day tasks. The sheath is great, nice button strap on the back, should fit on most belts (though it's a hair too small for Army issue belts). Only con really is the handle feel. The handle is mostly smooth and could be hard to grip. And you would never naturally place your fingers where the texturing is.