Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Blade Material, None
First things first: There is a gentleman who wrote a one star review because he wanted to know "whether or not it had a clip." To quote the product description: "The pocket clip is minimal and set off to one side of the back of the handle." So there is no reason to have written a review that lowers the rating of this knife when simple reading would have sufficed. I find this knife to be excellent and a great choice for EDC (every day carry). The knife is lightweight and so will not be noticed much when clipped to the pocket or actually carried inside, unlike the Spyderco Tenacious, which, at 4-odd ounces is noticeable in the pocket. Not that it's bad or too heavy, it's just noticeable. Unlike the Tenacious, this Chill has a much smaller blade. It is thinner and has less surface area, so it is more suited to everyday tasks such as opening letters or packages and cutting string. It is also suitable for basic food preparation. You could peel fruit with it. Out of the box the knife was also excellent. My knife has great blade centering and locks up tightly with no side-to-side or up-and-down blade play. The liner lock seems sufficiently strong for all light to medium tasks. The blade was also very sharp out of the box, sharp enough to shave hair. With 8CR13MoV (analogous to AUS8, so not fantastic, but definitely serviceable) it should keep the edge for a fairly long time and take an edge nicely, as well. The pocket clip was extremely tight out of the box, but a little bending and that problem was resolved without much fuss. The G10 scales provide excellent traction. Though the blade deployment was a little slow out of the box, flipping it open (with the great flipper design) has smoothed things out noticeably to the point where I can open it without much, if any, flick of the wrist. (It's quite fun to do, too.) Overall this is an excellent knife, especially with the low price factored in.