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Pros Sharp looking and cutting, good materials, inexpensiveGreat blade, classy wooden handleIncredible blade quality, assisted open, perfect combination of compactness/functionalityBeautifully constructed, assisted open, good valueBig blade, excellent steel, four pocket clip positions
Cons Less-than-ideal pocket clip orientation, sharp stowed edges wear clothingExpensive, no assisted opening functionPricey, blade lock mechanism not intuitiveSlender handle makes it hard to apply even pressure, thin blade is fragileBulky pocket carry, slim handle in use
Bottom Line Low cost and high performance. You can do better, but it’ll cost you well more than twice as muchA compact yet "full size” pocket knife for day to day use and all but the heaviest of tasksA high end construction of a knife carefully tuned to optimize portability and functionThis thin knife disappears in your pocket, tackles most tasks, and is easy on your walletA long-time classic, enduring for its solid design, significant customization options, and continuous improvements
Rating Categories Sanrenmu 7010 Benchmade 15031-2 North Fork Benchmade Mini-Barrage 585 Kershaw Leek Spyderco Delica 4
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Specs Sanrenmu 7010 Benchmade 15031-2... Benchmade... Kershaw Leek Spyderco Delica 4
Weight (ounces) 3.2 oz 3.2 oz 3.4 oz 3.1 oz 2.3 oz
Blade Style Straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Drop point, straight Clip point, straight
Blade locks closed? No Yes Yes Yes No
Opening Style Ambidextrous Thumb stud Ambidextrous thumb-stud Assisted, ambidextrous thumb stud Assisted, ambidextrous thumb stud. And back-of-knife finger tab. Ambidextrous Thumb hole
Lock Mechanism Frame lock Proprietary (Axis) Proprietary (Axis) Frame lock Lock back
Carry Style, in addition to loose in pocket Pocket Clip and lanyard hole Pocket Clip Pocket Clip and lanyard hole Pocket Clip Pocket Clip and lanyard hole
Blade Material 8CR13MoV stainless steel CPM-S30V stainless steel 154CM Steel Sandvik 14C28N VG-10 Stainless Steel
Handle Material Stainless Steel Stabilized wood Plastic 410 stainless steel Plastic
Blade Length (inches) 2.7 in 2.9 in 2.9 in 2.9 in 2.5 in
Closed Length (inches) 3.7 in 3.9 in 4.0 in 4.0 in 4.1 in
Overall Length 6.5 in 6.9 in 6.9 in 7.0 in 7.0 in
Thickness (w/o pocket clip) (inches) .4 in .5 in .6 in .3 in .4 in
Other Features or Functions None None None None None
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