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Won't leave home without it
on January 19, 2011
Love it, and I abuse it. Sometimes at work when my wire cutters are out of reach, I just use it to cut stranded copper wires. Sure, it needs resharpening afterward, but I seem to be looking for any reason to flick this out.
The length seems perfect for my hand ( 8.5" circumference around the palm ), though the pocket clip does seem to get in the way for more long term use (can be removed using a Torx key). The thumb stub and the liner lock are perfectly fine for one-handed (right-handed) deployment, though I am left handed.
Seems to hold its edge reasonably enough, but I abuse it too much to count as proper use. I normally just use a carbide pull-through type sharpener (since I abuse it so much anyway) but occasionally I use stones (either a Lansky kit or if I'm really bored some Japanese water stones) on it. Note that reviews that state the sharpness out of the box (OOTB) should be ignored as knives do eventually get dull and you will need to sharpen it anyway (unless you plan to get a new one after it goes dull). I have tried to put a 15 deg edge on it but it rolls over too quickly, though that might be because I'm terrible at sharpening (or the steel is too soft). Also, the thumb stub might get in the way if you use bench stones to sharpen (not an issue if you use a Lansky kit).
It seemed a little hard to get the blade out at the start. Drip some lube into it and it just becomes so easy that flicking out the knife becomes second nature, even unintentional.
update (2/10/13):Added notes on sharpening.