Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Weight, Overall Quality
The value for the money on this one is nearly unbelievable. I own a full range of folders, from no-names to high end production ZT and Spyderco, and it's amazing how often I elect to carry the Shuffle 2 as my EDC. I think I use the butt-end flat-bit screwdriver more than I use the blade! If one angles that screwdriver a little, it works pretty well on Phillips screws, too. in addition, it works decently as a little pry tool. I'm tough on my EDCs, and having that screwdriver type butt end means that I mistreat the blade on this knife quite a bit less than I would otherwise. Deployment is easy, lockup is solid, and there is little to no blade play. Grip is surprisingly good for such a compact folder; I have large hands and it still feels solid in my grasp. The blade came nice and sharp in the usual Kershaw fashion, and I took it up a little from there. It holds an edge acceptably and is easy to sharpen. No, it's not S30V, S35VN, Elmax, etc., but it's quite serviceable, easier to sharpen than those more premium steels, and easily up to EDC tasks. The width and thickness of the blade gives it lots more solidity than one generally gets in folders this small, and the tanto blade shape essentially presents two cutting surfaces: one for heavier cutting (e.g., rope) and the other for more delicate or precision cuts (e.g., packing tape). I bought one for my brother-in-law--a guy who really appreciates good tools-- as a gift, and he carries it all the time. For this price, it's hard NOT to buy; it'd be a good buy at twice the price. Fantastic gift, too.