Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Spyderco C08S Harpy Folding Knife 2-3/4"
I gave this to my son-in-law as a birthday gift. He travels extensively, and it's a legal carry in many states. It makes for a most excellent self defense knife. It's weight, handling, feel in the hand are impeccable. It opens lightning fast. The lock is substantive for it's intended use. It's overall quality,and especially it's blade and balance are beyond reproach. It's BIG BROTHER, "The Civilian," is significantly larger, and the advantage of "Harpy" is that it can be held in your hand in a coat pocket, and is readily deployable in the twinkling of an eye. Her self defense abilities are incredible. She opens with ease; it's lock is perfectly suited for it's intended duties. This is an unbelievable knife with it's price point. I know of none better. Of course: The Best "X" is the one you like the most."