ok, that was easy. Seriously, I can't find much to dislike about this knife. The steel is amazing, cuts through anything with ease; paper, cardboard, wood, rubber, plastic... anything. The fit and finish is incredible as well, absolutely no "wiggle" anywhere, the lockup is smooth and strong yet easy to open, and there were no blemishes on the knife until I dropped it on a tile floor (blade got a scratch on it).
Scales: Beautiful fit and finish, I see no blemishes in it and the weave looks good. the milled edges are smooth yet still show the pattern of the carbon. The knife looks black from a distance but once viewed up close you can tell and it just looks great.
|That's my Fiance's hand, not mine.|
Clip: This was one part I was really surprised at, the wire clips I am used to are cheap and weak ones so I was not sure if I was going to remove it or not. I am happy to say I like it, the clip is very strong and extremely simple, yet elegant. Very understated.
Fit and Finish: Perfect, no wiggle, everything matches, and there were no blemishes when I received it.
Ergonomics: Awesome, Spyderco has some seriously good ergo's with their designs. The thumb ramp and finger choil work great together for a "slicing grip" and a "stabbing grip" very comfortably knife.
To be honest, I found out about this deal from Every Day Commenttary in his $500 Max Gear Recommendations post. I'm glad I (my fiance) jumped on it as it looks to be getting phased out, and while I have no doubt the next replacement will be a great knife, I like mine. This is a knife I could (and if I don't lose it first, will) pass down to my kids/grandkids or even further.