-Price Paid: $40.00
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for 1 year
For the better part of a year, I used my Badger as a general purpose pocket knife. I have since replaced it and I don't miss it.
When I first got it, the thumb stud lock was a little tricky to figure out. However, it is very easy to use once one fiddles around with it for a while. The blade swings out very positively and lockup was very tight.
Well, it _was_ tight. After a few months of light use the blade worked itself very loose. You can tighten it up yourself, but only if you have a set of torx head drivers.
The pocket clip is non-reversible, which annoyed me slightly. The frame and back side of the blade come to points which look good but chaffed my hand every time I reached past the knife for my keys or anything else in my pocket. However, the Badger felt very comfortable when it was open in my hand.
The blade is nothing to speak of. The weird point design seemed to make no practical difference for small tasks.
Overall, I would not recommend this for an everyday carry knife, unless you like rounding out the points with a file and periodically re-tightening the blade. For $35-$40, I think better knives can be had.