Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Compact Spyderco -nice.
When I bought this compact knife, a few years back, I found it to be an ideal EDC, for those who, for one reason or another, like to carry a blade under 3 inches in length. I don't baton wood, or cut sheetrock for a living, so for me this steel strength is plenty adequate. because it holds an edge well, and is easy to sharpen, it suits my every day needs: peeling fruit, cutting rolls, cheese and other food items when I'm on the go. Also perfect letter opener, cardboard cutter, and I use it, too, to cut up recyclables. If I had to do it again, however, I could probably pick up something in the present as good or better as the Persistence at less than half the price. If you like smaller made folders, Sanrenmu offers some great knives for very cheap, and they're quality too. Take for example the 7010 model - fabulous knife at a quarter of the price. Yes, they're Chinese made, like the value Spydercos, and I've heard though haven't confirmed, that Sunrenmu is the company cranking out the Spyderci value line. I'm keeping my Spyderco, but anyone really on a budget might want to look into other options.