Value. Price/Quality. Value
I would have to say, this is the most expensive knife I've paid for. I believe it is also the highest grade metal I've owned. Although, I don't have fancy expensive equipment to make sure it is D2. That being said. This knife has the smoothest action out of all the folding knives I own. I am sad to report that the majority of knives I own are Kershaw, and only their knives with 8cr13mov.
Compared to the Kershaws, this knife blows them out of the water. In "action", feel, looks, design, and (I hope I don't jinx myself by saying this) durability.
The flipper tab is protruding enough for a good solid placement of your finger. The action of the blade extending is smooth and feels faster, with less actuating force than my Kershaws'. Although the liner lock does require a bit more force than the Kershaws'.
The feel of the blade is smooth and I love the finish. The scales on the G-10 handle feel pretty "grippy". I have yet to experiment with various liquids to see the extent of the traction it retains with each. The knife is really light, especially compared to my Kershaws'. Although, that might not be a fair comparison, as their handles are all metal and not G-10. They are also generally an 1/8-1/4 inch wider? thicker?
I love the look of this knife. It is sleek and feels comfortable in my hands. THe design is simplistic and understated. As if the company lets the knife speak for itself as to the quality. Not much flash, and tons of function. The only problem I see with this knife is the limited placement for the clip. It is only tip up, left and right hand. I do believe that it has a lanyard hole(but I'm not positive). There is a "spacer" near the clip that has a hole in it. This spacer is a good 1/8th of an inch away from the blade when the knife is closed. Which leads me to believe that you could use a lanyard with this knife, as long as the lanyard material is fairly thin.
Most of the Kershaw knives I have are damaged in some way. I have two that have the heads of screws stripped out(even when I used their brand named tool). One also has a couple of nicks in the blade. I don't plan on abusing this knife, but I hope the metal and build quality is higher. *crosses fingers*.