Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Overall Quality, None
A great knife with one important flaw.
This is a great EDC knife. It holds an edge well and the slight recurve in the blade is very nice for slicing rope and such. The handle is comfortable, even for people with small hands like me. The knife can be easily deployed using the thumbstud, the tab on the back of the blade, and the arc lock. All three methods require a slight flick of the wrist, but the heavy blade carries significant momentum and the knife always opens successfully. It can also be flicked closed very easily. The handle is grippy, so I have never had this knife slip out of my hand even though it is a fairly heavy folder. The factory edge was reasonably sharp and proved to be durable. After one trip to the stones this knife sharpened up well and held an edge for a very long time.There is only one flaw worth recognizing in this knife: when closed, the cutting edge, right around the curve in the tanto tip, contacts the inside of the plastic handle. If you flick this knife closed, it will dull a 1/8th inch section of the cutting edge where the blade contacts the inside of the handle. This is hardly a flaw, and it does not inhibit the use of the knife. But I feel that it is worth mentioning. If not for this flaw, the knife would be worthy of five stars. I have a SOG x-ray vision tanto that does not have this issue. When closed, the arc lock stops the knife from closing until the blade contacts the inside of the handle.