Pros: Lock Type, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Handle Material, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Weight, Handle Feel
A step down
I owned the original Cricket. When it was lost, after saving my life several times, not to mention a great tool, I decided to get another. The design had changed.. but what bothers me about this version of the Cricket is that it feels cheap; the Spyderco "hole" is almost sharp enough to cut the finger that opens it. It feels assembly line made or more aptly, machined/manufactured/stamped, like it didn't have the Spyderco care put into it. Of course there's the marketing copy that makes it sound great, but in is not refined, not like its predecessor. I own 4 Spydercos, this one's being returned.