-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for Less than 1 Month
Just picked this up a few days back. The name is very appropriate as this is truly a knife paired down to the bare minimum in terms of size.
Initial quality was good. One of the handle scales was slightly loose but this was easily fixed by tightening the torx-head grip screws. The zytel sheath allowed for a small amount of "rattle" or play with the blade inserted but retains the knife well. Holding the sheath, I attempted to throw the knife free and the sheath held the knife securely.
The handle is very well designed with deep finger grooves and comfortable jimping on the back of the blade to give the thumb control. I am generally not a fan of knives that only accomodate a three finger grip, but the Minimalist's grip is different.
The wharncliff style blade excells at random utility-oriented tasks such as opening packaging, cutting out articles, etc. although the 2" blade length can be a hinderance to accomplishing other common jobs such as cutting an apple, etc. The blade was shaving sharp out of the box and possesses a needle-like point that pierces very efficiently.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Minimalist having carried it for about a week. I would recommend it as a good choice for an urban utility neck knife/EDC type blade.