Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Small and inexpensive
What can you say about a folder this size - it's small and inexpensive. On the other hand, it's small enough to carry all the time. Actually, I found it to be good value for the money. I thought it was well made with good materials. The handle is too small for more than two fingers and a thumb, but it's ergonomic for it's size and the back of the handle has a thumb rest.The G-10 handle is easy to hold on to. I thought the thumbrest was a bit slick because the back lock appears to have been polished before it was PVD coated. I had a bit of difficulty in opening the blade, but that's because the knife is so small it's difficult - at least for me - to access the thumb stud. You have to shift your grip to unlock the knife, but the knife is so small I can't imagine what other kind of lock could be used. The other thing to watch for is the split ring that comes with the knife and is intended to be installed through the lanyard hole. The split ring is too big and, if you're not watching, can flop around to the other side of the handle. If you're not careful when you close the blade the split ring can get between the blade and handle and ding the blade. There are two fixes: one is to always watch when you close the blade, which is a good idea anyway, or you can install a smaller split ring, which is what I did. I suspect I'll end up carry this knife a lot because it's so small.