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I own one of these with the black G10 handle. It's a great knife. Very sharp from the factory, hasn't needed resharpening with maybe half a year of moderate use. The grind is reasonably thin, but closer to a hard-use tactical than a kitchen slicer. The handles feel great, very ergonomic. If you have medium-small hands you can fit your whole hand behind the choil, if you have large hands you can choke up on the choil and this will feel like a Spyderco. The sheath is ok, bit of a rattle to the fit but retention is alright and the belt clip design is nice and allows for attachment and removal of the knife without having to take off your belt. With a medium-length jacket you can actually open carry this knife without anything showing. For this price you just can't beat the value of an S35VN blade with G10 and Kydex. I definitely recommend and would buy again if I liked the handle color here.
You mean concealed carry? With a jacket? Open carry would mean at least part of it is visible. Unless I am mistaken!
You should check your current laws, including case law. I recall a case where concealed carry was illegal, and only the knife handle was visible in a vehicle. Since the handle could have been something else, such as a hammer, it was considered concealed in court.
FYI: G10 is very easy to dye black...
I know the laws in my area.
I was trying to clarify what xzonin was trying to say with this line.
"With a medium-length jacket you can actually open carry this knife without anything showing."
To clarify, I mean that if you wear this knife on the outside of your belt, the sheath is short enough and the profile is slim enough that the tip won't stick out under the edge of your jacket and the handle won't print against the side of your jacket. I live in an area where open or concealed carry of a blade this length is perfectly legal, but I know that people can get a little antsy if they notice a big black thing clipped to your belt. Definitely don't take anything I say as legal advice and check with your local laws before doing anything questionable, I recommend the official Knife Rights app called LegalBlade for easy access to state and local laws on knife carry. And yes, G10 is easily dyed, I'm just lazy.
Yes, I see your point. It looks a bit off. My point, however, was that a knife can be considered concealed even if only part of the knife is showing, such as the handle.
Definitely. Especially with how NY knife law interpretation is trending, it's very important to not only be aware of your local laws but also the local law enforcement's interpretation of the written laws. I wouldn't even try carrying a fixed blade anywhere that doesn't explicitly allow open and concealed carry.