Pros: Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality
Pretty is, as pretty does...
I actually have three Queen knives. An older Workhorse dogleg jack, an Amber Stag teardrop jack, and a recent Workhorse Coke bottle jack. All are very pretty to look at . However none of these knives are without issues. The dogleg has half stops, and at the first half stop, the pen blade is so loose, it rattles. Fortunately, it locks out at the second half stop just fine. The Amber Stag jack has enough wobble in the main blade that it rubs. Otherwise it is solid. The Coke bottle has a main blade that is thin enough that it flexes a bit just with hand pressure. This along with the proud bolster pins are apparently an attempt to keep costs down. I can understand that. However, the main blade's back spring is weak, so it is lazy. While a collector might let this slide, a user will find this an unforgivable sin. None of the knives showed up with an acceptable edge. Two of them are made with D-2 steel, which is not the easiest steel(for me) to sharpen. The newer Workhorse is made with 1095. But do I really want to make a knife that closes a little too easily really sharp?Folks, I don't really want another American knife company to go under. But Queen's QC department better wake up! If I am expected to pay a premium price, I expect a premium knife. It's that simple. There is just too much competition for any company to become nonchalant.