Posted By: Felix Chuang
- verified customer
2 people found this review helpfulMy OCD tendancies tried hard to find flaws with close and considerable examination, but failed miserably. Rock solid lock up, good blade centering, razor sharp, smooth as silk action, and excellently finished knife.
The titanium liners are thick, and lock bar blade tang interface is wide with a lot of surface area in clean straight engagement, but with perfectly early lock up. Lock doesn't stick, and feels as solid as a frame lock.
The carbon fiber has a matte finish with good non-slippery grip texture, and the 3D milling feels fantastic in hand. It's not crazy grippy, but I never felt like I would drop it accidentally while alternating between different grips in use.
Beautiful stonewash over the perfectly ground blade. I can't say enough about this knife. It exceeded expectations, in every way.
I love the pocket clip, and while it does not contact the handle at the bend, I believe this is intentional as the retention in pocket is strong, and would be excessive if it was hard against the handle. The gap is just enough to allow it to go onto the pocket material and hold, but not difficult or pant shredding. This knife is NOT going to slip out of pocket.
Blade and handle length are almost exactly like ZT 0450, but fills the hand better than that and the Small Sebenza. Don't get me wrong. I still love and carry both of those knives, but this one is definitely a great addition.
Perfect balance and ergos for my medium sized hands.
Very strong and confidence inspiring liner lock, while maintaining liner-lock simplicity in disengagement.
In my humble opinion, it compares to knives that cost twice as much in regards to materials, fit, finish, and design.
You can tell the makers of this superb knife are passionate about their work with incredible attention to detail.
For what it's worth, subjectively, I'd say it's one of the best additions to my collection in years.
I could go on about the thumb stud, high flat grind, jimping, ricasso, plunge grind, edge length, bevel, grind angles, etc... But this has already gotten too long. You'll just have to get one in hand for yourself...
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