Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, None
Reliable after break in - Not bad for the price
Ugg...blade bounce. First opening right out of the box locked up just fine, then the bounce started and continued. I oiled the button internally and short cycled it for about 20 mins, finally broke in and started locking up reliably. There is gritty feel to the button action as it friction slides past the blade knuckle, but this is really only noticeable during the short cycles. During regular full openings the button feels just fine. Pretty sharp right out of the box and overall fit and finish seems really good for a $100 (discounted) knife. This would easily be a five star knife, and I was really hoping for Made in USA to shine, but alas 4 out of 5 for the blade bounce.