Product Review (submitted on November 14, 2016):
This is my second Benchmade but by far the nicest folder I've ever owned. I got the plain edge manual lock. This thing is just a beast! lockup is solid, function is smooth as glass and it holds very comfortably in the hand. I bought this knife to serve and EDC function, and despite it weighing in at half a pound it carries comfortably. I also carry a Glock 30, so maybe I'm just not bothered by a little extra size and weight. Either way any clothing with a belt holds the knife comfortably. I especially like the amount and placement of the gimping on the handle. No matter what position you hold it in, you will have a solid grasp on it. My only thing I doubt is the ability of the G10 scales to hold up to impact. I've had G10 scales crack off when dropped on concrete. But bottom line, I would be very confident using this knife for anything from self defense to breaking out car window to cutting anything short of the side of a vehicle open.