Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Awesome do it all folder
I bought this a few months ago and this folder is just an all around dream! I havent been able to find many reviews or even forum comments on this particular knife. I see alot of negative criticism on some HEST 2.0 models but those have nothing to do with this beautiful knife (see nutnfancy youtube review where he is testing the claim that the 2.0 HEST is has good has a fixed blade knife which its not, ITS A FOLDER, but I digress, DPX DOES state that these hard use folders, this one included, can be used in the same manner. Would I use it that way? No, I have a Winkler II Belt knife for my main fixed blade). When you hold this blade it just feels "right" to me and is just SO light and well balanced? The G10 scales are very aggressive and provide excellent grip. The jimping/wire cutters also help for when you choke up for an even better grip for thrusting/ fighting. So far I have used the knife for my box cutting/opening needs, I am constantly using its bottle opener to pop brews and yes I have actually used the glass breaker on the bottom and broke out a driver side window on an old Honda on the second swing (was timid on first swing).The glass breaker would come on real handy say you had to break out of your own car. I have abused the hell out of this folder, short of batoning with it, and still no play and have only had to light sharpen it once. Another plus is the Nilox is very easy to sharpen at least with a Spyderco Sharpmaker. I don't usually buy knives not made in the USA, but when I put my hands on this one, I knew it would be my new EDC carry knife! The only knock I have is maybe it could open a little faster/easier. Im sure it will get better over time. Love this knife!