Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
i'd been researching karambits with the emerson wave feature for awhile. emerson makes karambits but with a liner locker which i've never trusted even though there's a lot of expensive knives with liner locks: moreover, some emerson reviewers have questioned emerson quality. i do a lot of traveling so to be legal in all jurisdictions i need a knife that is a non switch blade, a folder, single edge, well under 3 inches, and is generally know as defensive. the spyderco was the only one that satisfied all these requirements. i've always been a benchmade guy so i'd hoped that with benchmade's ever increasing catalogue that they'd eventually produce a blade that satisfied my requirements. giving up on benchmade, i hesitatingly switched to spyderco. i'm very satisfied with this knife: my only minor complaint is that the final finish is rougher that benchmade. also this is my first emerson wave, and the deployment is as advertised: faster than any switchblade.i'm very satisfied with knife center. the price was competitive and the service was better than promised; however, the center listed no cheap karambit trainers--an essential for beginners. also after my positive experience with this knife, i wanted to buy a spyderco delica with the wave feature. either the center is out of stock or never carried it.