Reviewed 04/04/2010 by Jace Lucas
-Price Paid: N/A
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 1 year
This knife is an excellent value knife. I got it in a raffle for $5, but at a price point of around $35 it is a lot of knife for the value.
I'll start with the negatives before I get to the positives.
-The blade isn't centered when shut. It doesn't affect the function but some people don'tlike it
-The lanyard hole is kind of small
-The handles are polymide which is just the basic frn/zytel/plastic.
-The striations on the blade can rub a little on draw cuts.
-The bead blasted finish is prone to rust
Now onto the positives.
-The 14c28n steel is a nice steel. It takes a razor edge, is super easy to sharpen and has pretty good edge retention.
-The one I got is orange which is a very cool color, and even though it is polymide, the way it's textured it feels closer to g10.
-While the striations are not good for draw cuts, on push cuts it just slices like no ones business.
-The flipper is lightning fast and the detent is strong enough that I've never had it fail, except when I was trying to flip it as lightly as possible to purposely make it fail.
-It looks up super solid with almost not blade play.
Overall I rate this knife with excellent value. Obviously for only $35 there are going to be some flaws but they are minor. In my opinion you will have a hard time finding a better knife for the value and I would recommend it to anyone