Reviewed 01/17/2010 by jthomas
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Light Duty/General
-Owned for Less than 1 Month
Well, I know that a couple of others have already reviewed this knife, but I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. I bought this one for my nephew, who is starting to be interested in knives, but needs to be saved from an apparent love of S&W knives. The specs are:
* Blade: Length: 3.75" (95 mm)
* Thickness: 0.12" (3.0 mm)
* Steel: 8Cr14MoV, 58-59 HRC
* Closed: Handle length: 4.88" (124 mm)
* Open: Overall length: 8.50" (216 mm)
* Weight: 3.6 oz. (102 g)
My first impression is that this is a very, very attractive knife. I like the combo of the blue/black micarta and the blue liners. Fit and finish was good. The scales were finished very well and everything fit well with everything else. The blade was not perfectly centered, but it wasn't rubbing on the liner either. I think that a small adjustment to the pivot will take care of it. The opening action is extremely smooth... it swings open just like my Mcusta, which is one of my smoothest opening knives. The flipper works very well, which is good since that is the only way to open it. The liner lock seems thin. It engages about halfway across the tang with an authoritative click, but man it looks thin. There is zero play in the blade in any direction.
The clip is right handed tip down only, with no other mounting options. Due to the contour of the micarta, I doubt you could tap it for any other position. The knife was shaving sharp out of the box with a nicely finished blade.
For the price (~$32) I am impressed with this knife. So much so that I am keeping it, and ordering another for my nephew. The only concern for me really is the thin liner, and we'll see how I feel about that after some use. Otherwise, it is an attractive, hand-filling knife that is pretty darned comfy to use.