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Let me just start of by saying that I bought this knife to pair with a suit. Splitting this review into 2 parts: as knife jewelry and as a knife.
LTDR: awesome as knife jewelry, not practical as a knife.
This is a great little knife to pair with any 'classy' clothes or in a situation where bringing a normal knife would be strange. It is tiny enough that it gets flagged as cute, and it has the lines and colors that dont intimidate anyone. The damascus is pretty neat (although it was not etched on the spine) and the milling and hardware on this is exceptional. Basically every angle had something new to discover, and the color transition and contrast was a bit mesmerizing.
As a knife.... well, it fits the role of a spyderco bug. As a flipper, this is a fail. Although the action is smooth, the flipper tab is extremely small, the detent is strong, and coupled with a small and smooth finish it is really difficult to actuate. I always use 2 hands to open this because using the flipper makes it feel like it'll fly out of my hands (please note i have skinny fingers. large/fat fingered people, avoid this knife unless you treat it like jewelry) Holding it in hand is ok, but the most comfortable grip is probably holding it like a pencil - middle finger on the choil, thumb on the side, pointer finger on the spine. And the pocket clip is for really thin fabrics. As for cutting, the blade is ground pretty thin, so its a decent cutter, but its intended to tackle small things like stray fabrics or tape. But since you have to grip it so tightly, it performs quite well in small tasks.
If you are looking for a fancy spyderco bug, then this is your knife. Will only buy again if I get another suit of a different color, or as a present.
What is your lifestyle like that you're wearing a suit at the same time that you need the utility of a knife often enough to the point where you're color-matching it as a fashion accessory? Genuinely curious.
Professional neckbeard maybe?
It was actually a one time thing, where I was asked to officiate a friend's wedding. It was a blue suit with purple-ish lining which matched really well with the blue/purple hummingbird. Not sure if I picked the suit for the knife or the knife for my suite.
I was just poking fun, but I still don't really understand. Why are you whipping out a "show-knife" at a wedding? lol
naw, the colors just matched, so i had to............ sort of collecting knives with blue handles and interesting patterns also
Gotcha. It's definitely a cool looking knife, I'll give you that!