Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Ease of Opening
Almost perfect, for its purpose
Awesome design. I debated dinging a rating point it for being a bit stiff to one hand open, even though it is very smooth. Plus of that stiffness is it will never open accidentally in your pocket. This is NOT the knife for you if you want a tactical weapon, unless your tactic is to make people laugh to death. I suppose with a high enough skill level, it could be tactical as I find it has a surprisingly secure grip in my medium-large arthritic hands. Blade is surprisingly sturdy for its size and will work for about 90% of daily use applications for a cutting blade. To me, this is the perfect day hikers knife when attached to a mini-carabiner. Plastic grip is light and grippy, and will work for most trail needs, and the big plus..... The bottle opener works extremely well for that after hike beer or kombucha. I have a pile of cheap small bottle opener knifes, and nothing comes close to this one. The only downfall for hiking is I would not want to face a Mtn Lion with this...for that I will continue to carry something more tactical oriented. Another plus is it doesn't cause the "whoooaaa Dude" jump back effect of a flicked out 3.6 inch blade when deployed in public. It is so light and tiny that it is a no brainer to carry it at all times....except the airport....remember to leave it home or check it through at the airport. It would be sad to lose it there in the TSA pile. An ad for the copper handle version first caught my attention, but that one weighs more and more importantly would get scary hot when exposed to High Desert sunshine. Locking liner is average, but not bad for something this small and moderately easy to release, but not accidentally release. I would not hesitate to recommend this knife.