Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Nice solid lock up, with zero blade play in any direction. Design is interesting. Has a metal open on both ends piece and blade locks past the end. Unlocking lever pushes the metal piece out of the way, jut a hair so you can pull it closed. Seems solid enough to not bend the metal piece if thrusted into soft material. A car door or wood I wouldn't try. I think the blade would close. Safety moves a long piece of plastic behind that metal piece, so that the lever can't push the metal piece out of the way to let the spring take hold. So it stops the knife blade from opening, or once open from closing. Works as a second lock when blade is openEasier to deploy than you would think. One hand open and close is a piece of cake. I have medium sized hands for referrence. Plenty of handle to grip and easy to deploy and close with one hand, if you have any coordination. If not than I guess it could be problematic for some.Controls are well placed. The newer generation I haven't tried yet, but I see no issues in the placement of the controls, personally, ymmv.Blade came sharp on mine. Fit and finish is very good for the knifecenter price. 4116 krupp steel sharpens up nicely and easily. So far heat treat seems good enough. Its keep a working edge for awhile now.Handle is thick, but easily carried in your pocket via the clip. This is a good one to test the waters on a otf, mega bucks knife, while staying legal outside of ca, ny, ma, etc. and other knife unfriendly states of course.Its a little small for my tastes, but all in all a neat and decently built otf style knife for a beginner or someone on a budget.