Great camping and utility knife.
I've owned a Leatherman for years, and decided I needed a bigger dedicated knife to carry in my car or to take camping when the tiny blade on my Leatherman PST didn't cut it. No pun intended. Seriously. Again it wasn't a replacement as much as something purchased to complement to my multitool. I had three basic qualifications- A bigger blade that locks, something easy to clean, and easy to hold. For these tasks it works wonderfully. After a little practice I can flip this blade open safely and quickly with a light flick of my thumb. There's plenty of smooth handle to safely hold the knife while you're cutting, and the blade seems firmly locked into place. The skeleton design makes it easy to clean which comes in handy if you're cleaning fish or cutting up your dinner (two tasks which I used it for). I know there's nicer knives out there, but at the [$] I paid for it there's not any that cost less. After reading some initial mixed reviews and having some slight buyers remorse, all before I got a chance to use it much- I found it was all just in my head. This is a great starter knife for people who need one for basic utility or camping needs. Oh and I love the belt clip- it stays firmly clipped to my pocket, so it's easy to carry around.
The Knife That Does it All
This knife has served me well ever since I've owned it. It has been mostly used for campsite cooking and cutting up lunches while leading groups on the trail. The locking feature is great so that it doesn't close on fingers, and it is easy to clean. It is also a great every day knife that I carry around with me most of the time. If you plan on doing light backpacking, i would look into a smaller, lighter knife that will do the very same job as this one!
This is a nice sized, lightweight knife. I can open and close it with one hand but the absence of any groove on the blade makes it a little more difficult. It's not big enough to be bulky or too small for self-defense. The frame design allows a decent grip to prevent the hand from sliding down onto the blade. The belt clip is unobtrusive and comes in handy if you don't want the knife loose in the pocket.
Great Knife, Great Value
Great knife at a reasonable price. Held up to all the standard abuse I put my camp knives to...it also looks pretty bad*ss...which is about as important to me in a knife as it's actualy functionality....my only complaint is that the belt clip would not always completely secure as I put it away...which was not a problem until the day I lost it...but at this price, I will not cry too hard about having to buy a new one.
Quality knife for day to day use
I have had the knife for 5 months now. I carry it daily and use it duite a bit at work. It fits great in a pocket, despite its larger size. It is easy to slip into a pack and take on the trails. the blade does seem to have dulled quite a bit in the short amount of time I have used it.
Good little knife
Very nice knide, fits great in my hand, but...the belt clip presses into the crook of my hand painfully. Unfortunately the clip is held in place by screws with an odd star-shaped hex screw head of a couple different sizes, so if I want to remove it I'll have to go buy a special allen wrench set to fit it.
Excellent knife for the casual user
I use this knife often while off-roading and hiking cutting ropes, or just anything in general, it sharpens easily despite it's quick dulling, and is super light-weight and non-interfering with whatever you put it on, the clip is a little stiff, but whilst hanging upside down off the side of a cliff, that's probably for the best. overall, excellent knife
So far so good
I've been using this knife in Tanzania for a month now. Everything from peeling mangoes to cutting ropes and sticks on the farm. One complaint is that the blade can get a little loose. When you shake it, you can feel that it isn't totally tight. This can probably be solved with a screwdriver that I can't find here.
solid but rusty
this is a great knife, and if you know what your doing, dulling fast isn't a problem. it performed perfectly for me till I took it to the Alabama bayou. the humidity caused the blade to start to oxidize within hours of arriving. if you don't mind cleaning the knife often, this is the knife for you.
I have owned all of the paraframe knives. I have used them for all kinds of uses from cleaning game birds to cutting rope. They work great. This knife is easier to use than the smaller ones. It fits my hand better. Other than that I have nothing bad to say about the knife.