Review Details

CLA Family

Product Review (submitted on December 14, 2018):
I carried an earlier version of an AFO as my EDC for about 12 or 13 years but I bought the CLA a couple months ago. The AFO is a nice knife but the CLA blows it away in my opinion. The CLA is just a classy, lightweight, well built auto. It feels right in my hand, has a good balanced feel and the right lines. It's slim and fits nice in the corner of the front pocket of my jeans. The G10 handle is nice and gives the knife a nice feel and contributes to the lightweight a lot. The overall length of it is perfect for EDC and the drop point blade is a great versatile shape for general everyday use. The action is fast and locks up nice and solid. I don't carry with the safety on but I do like the idea that I can engage it when the knife is open if I'm using the knife for some more strenuous cutting task and want the extra insurance of not accidentally engaging the button. I know others have said the edges on the safety are too sharp. To that I say really? It's a knife not a teddy bear. I like the fact they are sharp and I'm sure the designer meant for them to be sharp so you could positively engage it with sweaty or bloody hands. All in all this is very well designed knife, and of course, it has Benchmade quality and is made in the U.S.A. by American craftsman. Keep doing it the way you do it Benchmade it's not going unnoticed!!