Pros: Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Behold, I Stand At the Knife and Flip
I have this in 440C. It was the first 440C blade that I purchased. I like big knives, but this one feels clunky. The centering is off, but it does not hit the liner. F&F are very good. It opens very poorly. I cannot catch the thumb stud because it is a blade stop. The flipper won't open the knife. If I use the flipper to start the opening and catch the blade stop, it actually opens rather smoothly and quickly. In the knife's defense, I have not taken it apart to clean and lube it. Lock up is good. The liner lock is easy to get out of the way when closing the knife. Between the scales, the ergos, and the jimping, the traction is excellent. I believe that I could hang on to this when covered with blood and/or axle grease. It was not terribly sharp OOTB. My main reason in purchasing this was that I wanted a 440C blade. I am not wild about this knife, but there is nothing really that made me want to send it back. I'm not sorry to have purchased it. Sadly, it sits with others in my drawer. If and when it responds wonderfully to some TLC, I can see it getting a bit of PT.