- Jun 9, 2011
got these today out of curiosity. havent seen too much on these yet. my first impressions so far....
good..not too bad fit and finish of parts finishing and assembly. no blade play on either. steel insert on frame lock bar. price isn't cheap but not too bad compared to everything else similar to it. made in America. thicker blade stock, but that could be good or bad..depending on what ya like or don't like. good solid detent on both. both flip easily and lock up well. logos and writing is stamped or etched or machined in.... not surface lasered etched, for those who like stampings over lasering that rubs away over time.
bad....poor bevels and edges on both. neither was very sharp and both had large burrs. pocket clip screws stick up from frame and catch pocket and take more effort than should be to place in pocket all the way. i did touch up edges on ceramic stone and felt softer than Bucks and spyderco s35vn, but haven't put to use, so isnt really fair to judge yet. aluminum frame lock bar..see how long that lasts for, over time. just got both so haven't played enough to see it all yet.
so far interesting knives for case jumping into moderns. I feel priced a bit too high to get a whole lot of movement, but I could be way wrong. the aluminum frame lock I feel isn't a great way to go......but I could also be wrong compared to what others like or dont.