Pros: Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Lock Type
I picked this up looking for a decent flipper, as well as a good knife to have in the backpack. It certainly fills those roles but it's not well balanced and not much care went to the small detail whatsoever. The Damascus effect was not properly tempered and I've had a few areas of flaking that I have since torched to cure. The pin was crudely cut and at an angle when it arrived, and threatened to damage the handles. Adjusting it caused the knife to grip too narrowly. The zinc of the handles had mold ridges that caused it to swing stiffly at first but since limbered up but perhaps too much so as now the handles do not meet evenly. Now this knife is quite sharp, it's quite good looking, it can take a drop for sure, and it still has some lovely weight even if balance can't be a guarantee. This is a good beater that may last for a few years, and as a blade will work nicely.