Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Since I already own a Tenacious, I should not have been surprised at the quality of my new Resilience. However, I was still amazed! I have a Spyderco Military, and while I am sure that it is a 'better' knife, the Resilience is amazing. For the price, I was sure that I would be able to find flaws in the fit or finish, but careful scrutiny has not yet revealed anything noticeable. This knife opens smoothly, locks securely, and feels great in the hand. It is not as light as the Millie, but the full, skeletonized liners do not make it objectionable heavy. I LOVE a full flat grind, and this, coupled with the blade shape, make it a slicing demon. I have not used it to chop down an oak tree, or quarter a bull moose, but the blade seems to be holding up quite well. Don't be put off by those who say that the choice of blade steel is not as good as 'CPM this', or 'VG whatnot'. While technically correct, it is still a very functional choice. Remember a time when we didn't even know what kind of steel are knives were made of? It was just carbon or stainless. Seriously, if your life actually, genuinely depends on your knife, get a Millie. If, however, you are among the other 99% and you just want a big, easy to carry, hardworking folder that you can actually afford to use and abuse, get the Resilience. This knife is awesome and I guarantee that you won't be disappointed.