Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
People can talk smack all they want about Emerson. Those of us who spent the money and experienced these high quality knives first hand know better than to believe all the internet lies. I paid over $200 dollars for this knife. While it's expensive it's worth every penny. The G10 grips are akin to those you'd find on a custom 1911 pistol. It doesn't slip in your hand. I also can't remember ever having a factory edge on any knife that was as good as this one. I'm also a big fan of the 154CM steel used in the blade. Sure, there are other exotic metals that are supposed to be, "Better" but I like that Emerson stayed with what's tried and true. I thought the Wave feature was going to be more of a gimmick than anything else. That is until I tried it and it made me into a believer! It takes some practice to get the draw right but once you get it, it's lightning fast out of your pocket. The locking mechanism is bank vault solid and I love the idea behind using Titanium. It makes the knife so light but so strong. All the screws are nice and tight. This is after several hundred draws from the pocket and allowing the knife to come open with a hard snap. Nothing came loose at all! I was debating about writing what's below. I really don't consider it a negative but some might so here it is anyhow. If I had to find one negative thing about this knife, it would be that it was a little stiff opening at first. No big deal though. After a little time spent learning to use the Wave feature and to properly draw the knife from my pocket it worked itself in and is fine now. (It's such a high quality knife that it requires a break in period!) If your considering this knife but are put off by the price, just aren't sure, or can't justify the money, my advice to you is to just buy it. You know you want it and I'll tell you what, I'm darn glad I spent the money. It's the best knife I've ever owned period and I'll certainly be giving KnifeCenter.com and Emerson my money and business again in the future.