I purchased this knife for the purpose of an everyday carry that I didn't mind tearing up. It has decent 440A steel I believe although I read somewhere it is 440C. I am getting off track, but the blade holds a great edge and mine was relatively stain free after several months of use.
The whole design of the knife is very functional and comfortable. The finger hole allows very comfortable and precise cutting. It is a touch heavy, but very cool.
The reason I cannot recommend this knife to anyone is the lock failed and has now rendered the knife useless and more importantly dangerous. There is a plastic piece on top of the knife that I assume holds the sliding style lock in place. That piece has come loose and the part near the blade tang has managed to loosen itself upwards. Had this piece been metal I feel the lock would have done its job. Now all I have is a very wobbly razor sharp piece of art.
I now carry a Cold Steel brand AK-47. It has better steel. More importantly it has a lock that will hold up to fantastic amounts of stress. Remember, no reason to have a knife if you don't have fingers.
Conclusion: You might lose your fingers. Should be taken off the market.
Price Paid: $25
Pretty good knife, holds its edge quite a while. Very durable, I've had it completely submerged in water several times fishing and whatnot, and there is no stain or rust. The finger hole is good because it keeps your hand and finger away from the somewhat large blade. Some grime gets into the folding part and doesn't fold as smoothly, but other than that it is perfect.
Price Paid: $25
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