Browning Single Blade Folding Knives
Great knife, very sharp, but it came scratched. Flips open nicely.
This small knife is actually much better than I expected. It was razor sharp from the factory, extremely light and easy to carry in a front pants pocket. I don't like belt clips, and this knife didn't have one, so that was a plus for me. It locks up tight as a drum with no wobble at all, and is easy to open with one hand using the ambidextrous thumb studs. Closing it again with one hand is a little trickier but can be done with the point down. There is no adjustment for blade tension, but at this price level I don't mind. It doesn't have blade liners, but that's a trade off for keeping it light weight. Overall, an excellent EDC knife, and built in the USA which makes it even more attractive to carry. I strongly recommend this little Buck.Ji
This isn't a bad little knife for light duty tasks like opening mail and cardboard boxes,. I carry it in my front pocket and because it's so light I forget I'm carrying it. It would be perfect to throw into checked baggage for use while traveling. The down side to the knife is that it's not very easy to open or close. Both processes require 2 hands, and the frame lock is difficult to release if your hands are large or your nails are short. I bought it because I wanted a non intimidating knife to be able to lend to anyone without it seeming like a weapon, and it meets that criteria.
Excellent service from Knife Depot including high quality knife and fast delivery. The ability to personalize the knife actually triggered me to make the purchase even though I am mostly a window shopper. I'm glad Knife Depot accommodated my knife voyeurism with the website and emails because I'm really happy with the knife.
I intentionally sought out a knife that was manufactured in the USA, and the Scallion is manufactured in Oregon. I wanted an everyday carry knife for opening boxes of shipments. This knife is the perfect compact size. Since I am female, I wear girl's jeans and the pockets are smaller. This knife is the perfect size for small pockets. I could have purchased the Scallion for less money elsewhere, but I decided to purchased from Knife Depot as I found the online documentation extremely helpful in picking a knife style and features that I wanted. Although helpful, I believe the "perfect pocket knife" documentation is male biased as it is based on the size knife that a man finds ideal, for his larger pocket size and larger hand size (I am only 5'6" with medium hands). It would behoove Knife Depot to edit the documentation to appeal to a larger customer base. The blade was sharp out of the box and I love the dull, red, aluminum frame. Many websites have pictures depicting bright red, but the actual aluminum anodized finish is dull. I don't need a black knife that looks like I am on a military mission. The red offers a nice environmental contrast when I lay it down in the middle of a task and the dull finish doesn't show fingerprints. The pocket clip is convenient and keeps the knife in a secure location so I don't have to dig for it in my pocket. Others find the clip bulky and remove it with a Torx screwdriver. I love the one handed operation of the safety and SpeedSafe assisted opening of the knife. The assisted open is a dream compared to the nail nicks on other blades I have owned. There are two thumb studs but I don't recommend using them, as part way through the opening process the SpeedSafe assisted open will try to help you open the blade to a 90 degree position. If you are not familiar with the knife, you could create a circumstance where your fingers slip onto the blade. Other internet reviews have mentioned that the plastic safety tip slide is an issue. My plastic safety tip broke within 60 days of use. However if you are using the pocket clip on your left pocket (as intended) and the safety does fail, the blade cannot open as it will push against the seam of your jeans. The Frame Lock secures the blade in the open position. I once was intimidated by closing frame lock knives, but the Scallion lock is flexible and you don't need a ton of thumb strength to close it. It can be operated with a single hand. While cutting, the blade is secure in your hand and the body offers a nice contour in your palm. Your index finger will not slip onto the blade as there is a nice curve with grooved traction. Your thumb rests securely on top and grips along another grooved curve. The blade is not straight, there is a slight curve towards the base (handle). Other reviews said this may be harder to sharpen for someone that is new to sharpening. When the time comes, I will have someone else sharpen it for me. This blade is not large enough for self defense, but I highly recommend it for everyday tasks.
Love the knife! use it for everyday carry
I carry this knife every day, it fits in my pocket so good I don't even notice I am carrying it.
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