Rusty Shackleford

Rusty Shackleford

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Rusty Shackleford

Rusty Shackleford wrote a review of on February 2, 2009

5 5

This was the first knife I ever got when I was a kid, and it has lasted over fourteen years without a break. My Dad got several of these through a promotion at work, but it is the exact same style and brand. I have done stupid things with it, and it has not fallen apart, so it gets an A in my book.

The saw works great, as mentioned previously. The can opener is not bad, and I have even used it at home when I could not find my real one. I never could figure out how to use the wire stripper, but you really don't need it becaue the small blade works fine. The reamer is nice if you need to punch something tough, like leather of plastic and don't want to jack up your knife. Really, this package is hard to beat when you think of price, quality and durability.

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Rusty Shackleford

Rusty Shackleford wrote a review of on February 2, 2009

4 5

I really like this knife. My only other assisted opening knife is a Kershaw Ken Onion design, and the Twitch is definitely slower and a little harder to open, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. The knife itself is well designed. It feels solid without being too heavy, and while it is not a light knife, I like the heftier feel. I have been carrying it around for several days and have not noticed it in my pocket, but I am used to carrying a knife.

When the knife is open your hand does not slide forward on the blade and it fits well in my palm. It seems thinner than most other lockback knives I have, and I think this is what helps me hold it better. I don't mind the lockbar style, as opposed to a linerlock, but that is because I like to close knives with two hands anyway, so I don't mind not being able to use only one.

The only thing I would change is the locking mechanism. There is not a very big difference between "on" and "off." Also, the button itself is very small. However, I have been taking it in an out of my pocket and have not had it accidently open, so this is not really a major issue.

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Rusty Shackleford

Rusty Shackleford wrote a review of on February 2, 2009

4 5

I enjoy this knife a lot. I have had it for several days and have been carrying it around everywhere I go. I have a bunch of other knives, but the only other assisted opener is a Kershaw Ken Onion design.

It is a solid knife, and while I would not call it heavy, it is not a light knife either. It feels solid, which is the best way to describe it. I like that the handle is thin and wide, because it fits into my palm very well. Also, I have not had any problems with my hand slipping up on the blade because of the pass through bar, although I have not used it when it was wet. This is kinda weird to say, but I really like the pocket clip on it. It is easy to clip onto my pocket and comes off easy. The blade came VERY SHARP, which was a big plus.

I don't mind the lockback style as opposed to the linerlock style that many people are used to. I usually close knives with two hands anyway, but I can see how it would effect one handed operation. The only thing I would change about it is the locking mechanism. The button is very small and there is not a lot of difference between "on" and "off." With this said, the knife has never opened accidently, and I don't see this being a huge issue.

I have one other minor quirk, which prevented me from giving it five stars, although in truth I would like to give it 4.5 stars. It is a little stiff to open, at least stiffer than the Kershaw. This is not really a bad thing though, especially if you are worried about setting it off accidently.

Overall, it is a good knife, and I would buy it again if I had the chance. Especially since it was on steepandcheap.

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