Pros: Finish, None
Cons: Locking, Handle Material
This is a very non-typical one-hand lock blade knife. As mentioned, the lock is on the “wrong” side of the blade for a right handed user. The blade spring is so strong, the blade is difficult to open with the thumb (one handed). On the one I received, the lock doesn’t actually touch the blade when opened. In other words there is clearance between the lock and blade, and the blade isn’t locked tight in place when fully open. Instead the blade spring holds the blade open (as on a non-locking folder), and the “lock” will allow the blade to move slightly before it hits the lock and is prevented from closing. The “lock” functions more like a safety than an actual blade lock.Toward the pinky end, the liner on one side of the handle has a curious swell in it that I consider uncomfortable. The opposite liner has so such swell, so its purpose is a mystery to me. The knife is very slim and the grips somewhat slippery, making it comfortable in the pocket but a little unsecure in the hand during use.The clip seems sturdy and secure, although a little gaudy in appearance.I like the overall size and shape of both the knife and the blade.This is the first SAK I’ve been disappointed in. Due to the cumbersome lock release and difficulty of opening with one hand, I will neither recommend it to others nor buy another like model from this series of SAKs.