Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
What I consider my first "high end" knife purchase
Most of the folders I have had in the past were in the 20.00 - 60.00 range. Your run of the mill SOG, Gerber, Columbia River Knife and Tool, Kershaw. All decent knifes that got the job done and you wouldn't lose sleep if you lost or damaged it. I'm ex SF 18B so I tended to abuse my knifes and didn't want a really expensive knife for those duties. I recently lost my SOG, I saw this knife and the sale price. I wasn't sure about the blade design. the design was different but attractive at the same time. The blade is extremely sharp, fit, finish and build are tank like. No wiggle in the blade. Opens like a switch blade. My wife thought it was one from the way it snapped open. The handle grips well in the hand. The clip takes a star bit to move. so I had to buy some (that was the only con for me). I use it as a EDC and last line of defense. I cut cordage and boxes at work. still sharp after a month of use. One of my Ranger buddies at work commented on the wicked look of it. My only concern... is that when it does need to be sharpened that it will be difficult due to the Sv30 steel. Beautiful knife, built to last!! If it ever comes down to using this knife in a lethal force scenario, I feel sorry for the victim. The blade design is such that it will cut through everything and open one up wide! blade is short enough to retain strength for stabbing as well. Great price! Great buy! If you want a 170.00 knife (that's worth the price) you can't pass up the 100.00 sale price!