Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Exceptionally well made rough use knife.
This knife was the first CRKT product I purchased, on the recomendation of one of my son's friends. This knife was rezor sharp out of the box, and I tested it chopping small tree limbs (1 to 3 inches), cutting paracord, and tearing down boxes etc. and was very impressed. I did change the edge angle slightly to prevent burring, but otherwise the blade holds it's edge well and the blade coating wasn't effected by the use. The combination of the flippers and the blade weight allow for fast opening and the lockup is vert tight. Because of the Auto-Lawks mechanism, closing the knife one handed takes a little practice, however I've become very proficient with it. I was so impressed with this knife, I bought another one for my son, whose with the Army's 101st. Airborne Division and an M21-02 and an M21-12 for my EDC knives. I've subsequently purchased several other CRKT products and am impressed with the quality. I noted in a previous review, one owner couln't find a tool to remove the belt clip. There are two options for removing the belt clip, owners can buy the CRKT Get-a-way Driver knife maintenance tool which will fit all the Torx screws on the knife or call CRKT customer service and they will send them a Torx wrench and spare belt clip free of charge. However if you choose to carry the knife tip up, heed the caution against tip up in pocket carry. This is a great kife and obviously I've become a real fan of Columbia River Knife and Tool, who produce solid knives at reasonable prices.