Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Terrific little knife
What a great little knife! First impressions: it looks even more compact than described. The blade is dead centered. In general, I dislike carbon fiber, with two exceptions: pipes on Ducati motorcycles, and a very few knife scales. This is one of those knives. Thank you, ZT, for not adding color, which to my eyes looks tacky. The all-black pattern has a beautiful but slightly subdued chatoyancy. Pure class. The scales seem smooth at first, but then you realize there is just enough texture to give a great grip.The green back spacers are a nice touch, although they have grooves that make them directional, and on mine they are oriented haphazardly. I'm sure I can rotate them if it bugs me. The blade flies open with a thumb flick, no wrist action needed. Lockup is solid (about 50%), no play in any direction. My immediate impression was, what a solid little package this is! The blacked out blade looks fantastic, and fits with the dark theme. With unlined carbon fiber and titanium, this is obviously a very light tool. I happen to appreciate a little heft in a knife, but this feels substantial yet light. I have large hands, but this little knife fits very well and will probably be carried a lot. The blade came fairly sharp, but needed a few strokes on fine and ultra fine Sharpmaker stones. After that, it push cut paper, and slid through cardboard like nothing. I found it easy to close. The clip is fine, but I'm not very picky. Overall, a great knife from ZT.