Cons: Pocket Clip
Improved design--well worth the money
This third generation knife is a vast improvement mechanically and esthetically over the Generation 2 model. It is more solid, sleek, and mechanically tighter. Like Gen 2, this new model's blade locks up solidly with no wiggle. I like the double-edged spear point more than the Gen 2 Tanto blade. The blade's black finish is also darker and richer. And the handle has a better design that more appropriately fits the nature of the blade. The deployment button is also in a better location, and with a little practice, the knife is easy to deploy in either the normal or the reverse grip. That button also serves as a hand stop when the knife is in use. In a reverse grip, you can place your thumb over the butt end of the knife, but the glass breaker tip is uncomfortable. The blade closure release button is a great improvement over Gen 2 in size, design, and strength. The only two minor faults are that the clip grips very tightly and the safety release is stiff unless you activate it exactly horizontally, in which case it functions smoothly. However, any vertical pressure towards the plane of the side of the knife will greatly increase the necessary pressure to release the safety. But these are minor quibbles. Overall the knife is a real winner in my opinion.