Got it today. Have no idea what makes this knife a blem as its perfect and sharp as hell. I already managed to fillet my middle finger reaching to grab it after I set it down open(stupid I know). Anyway this will be a great lil knife the beat on.
I've never been disappointed with a smith$wesson folder to be truthfull. I don't expect perfection and abuse the crap out of them. Once the blade play gets excessive and in fixable I just give then away or relegate them to garden duty.
I don't feel that that's the attitude given when we say just carry it. I EDC my ZT560 or a Para2 and am just discrete in my use. I don't go snapping the ZT open to cut a string or dig a splinter out. I calmly open it with both hands choke up on the blade and just use the tip. I may be a bit...
Just use your 550. There's no point trying to please anybody but yourself. I went through this phase too and carried a 1 inch blade neck knife for public use. You will still get the same shunned/shocked look from timid people.
I've jacked the edge on my 560 cutting Sheetrock. I've also used it to cut zip ties, trailer seals(metal and plastic) its a work horse just sharpen it out. It adds character. I've also done the same if not more damage to other knives.