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The pocket clip is the weak point. Fairly thin spring metal, not a huge fan of the space underneath it for thicker pants, and the texture of the handles can start to get pretty shreddy on your pants. Luckily it does have the same Benchmade pattern for mounting so if you have any bm clips laying around it is fairly easy to swap out.Not sure what hype you’re talking about, but mine is a great knife. It is in my EDC rotation with my small Sebenza and BM 943. Love it and use it. Maybe only concern was the pocket clip kept getting caught on stuff. Swapped it for an original BM and no problems since.
Not to mention when those you tubers spout information that is false or misleading. Please do your research, give correct information, and don't say a knife has a flaw when something is part of the design. It may not be something you like, but if the designer himself gave a reason for a feature it is not a "flaw".Thats why im sick of, have ignored opinions of not all, but most of the youtubing gum flapping dorks long ago.Since when is their word the law? Hogue makes very good knives; case closed.
Yeah it comes with the territory you have to know what they are by nature but that is true for a lot of product review things. If someone has hundreds of knives coming through for review you really arent getting a comprehensive daily use and carry review since there simply isnt enough time. We run into this in the firearm community as well. People will try and simulate "daily carry" but there is no substitute for actually owning and using the item as intended.I like mine, it's very similar to the g10 Griptilian while being slightly cheaper so that's a plus. I also don't really trust any Youtuber "consensus" because 99% of them never use their knives. They just constantly flick it open and closed for a day or two and then they sell it and move on to something else. Love watching the videos just for entertainment and to see close up shots of the knife though.