Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Beast of a knife!
"Beast" is an overused term, but it is quite applicable to this knife. I own numerous Benchmade knives, but this one is the most impressive. It came shaving sharp, perfect grind lines, and ZERO blade play in any direction. It has maintained that razor sharpness while being used to snap-cut branches, poking holes in the top of mason jars so my daughter can catch fireflies, and splitting sausages cooked on the grill. Not trying for D2, but it demonstrates that even though the blade is THICK, the grind and the edge of the D2 makes it perfectly capable for a variety of tasks. The scales are nicely contoured, and fill the hand. The clip is a good "deep-carry" clip, and hides the knife well, although the knife is so thick, it is more appropriate for BDU's than jeans. II removed the clip and just carry it in the sheath that came with it. The sheath is excellent, and carries well, although I removed the MALICE strap and use a Maxpedition 3" strap to attach it to my belt. I highly recommend this knife, but only if you are really into BIG knives. Because it IS BIG!