Pros: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Handle Material
I gave this knife a score of 4, based on the sharp edges of the handle. If theses were corrected, I would have given a 5 based on my needs and uses. Like others, I found certain parts of the handle a little sharp, not so much to make it too uncomfortable, but more of an annoyance,these were easily fixed with my rotozip. Everything else is just fine for my needs. I like heavier and slightly larger knife, one where I can put more pressure if needed and not worry about slippage or damage to the blade. I work in the trucking industries and use this to cut heavy industrial grade straps and tarps, the blade sharpness out of the box was great. The locking of the blade is great, no movement. I have slightly larger hands and the fit is very nice, I can get all my fingers around and apply the needed pressure and maintain a good grip. Personally, I would never spend more than $40 bucks on an EDC knife, one that I could loose. The quality of the metals and materials, along with number of knife makers, make spending BIG bucks unnecessary, but that is just my opinion. On a side note-though not considered a survival knife, I believe this would do just fine in an emergency situation.