Reviewed 06/24/2012 by
-Price Paid: $26.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 6 months
The Brawler is one of the better knives you can get for ~$25, especially for an assisted-opener.
The design certainly lives up to it's name- the black-finished blade, "legal switchblade" action, and stealth fighter angles make this a knife that will result in either compliments or worried looks if used in public.
The grip has a very appealing geometric pattern and offers a good hold. Though a little on the small side, it is comfortable and makes you instinctively hold it with a "fighting" grip. If you have very large hands this might not be your best choice.
The flipper spur is easy to activate, and the Speedsafe action delivers a fast draw every time. I suspect the blade may have loosened some in the 6 months I've had it, and there's now a noticeable but not drastic amount of play.
The 8cr13mov blade features an Americanized Tanto tip, known for it's armor-piercing capability. This has been enhanced with a thickened tip, making for an interesting if rarely-used feature. Strangely, the belt clip is tighter than a drone pilot's lips, but it can be removed with the right Torx bit (I don't recommend trying that with the pilot). Overall, it's a great knife for the money and will serve you well in EDC if you're after something just a little exotic.
Comment by Barry 08/31/2014
I have a last ditch, it's small, but its not for opening envelopes.
Comment by jack 05/02/2013
Its to small... It is an "envelope opener". Good for a kids first knife.