Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
This is a very nice open assist knife with a slightly upswept blade. I am a fan of Ken Onion's knives, and own several. This one, I carry every day clipped on my left back pocket. It is an ambidextrous clip, so it works wonderfully. It's also a blade up carry, so left hand removal from my pocket has the knife ready to open with just a flick of the finger. No flipping the knife around to open it. With a very little bit of practice, I can open and close this knife one handed, with my weak hand, as I'm right handed. The open assist system is prone to slowing down, if it is dirty, but just washing the knife after using it on messy things, like BBQ ribs, and a quick dry with a paper napkin, takes care of the problem. A drop of a dry lubricant on the pivot point once a month after sharpening works wonders. With my Kershaw Leek in my right pocket, (clip re-configured for blade up carry) I can open and cut with either hand. I won't leave home without them.