If the Smith & Wesson name is on it, you can bet it's a quality piece! I wanted a large folder that snapped open on command and this does not disappoint! Everyone I've shown this to has loved it. A lot of knives have serrated edges these days and are great for sawing but seem to cut very little, except maybe your fingers. I am no big fan of them. I love the full cutting edge on this massive pocket folder. The blade is not only long, but thick. The safety lock is an extremely nice touch I have not seen on some other spring assisted folders I have looked at. The liner lock is positive and the grip panels (like skateboard grip tape) in the handle are great! You won't drop this even if it gets wet. It is sharp right out of the box, and I am fussy about those things, so if I say it's sharp, IT IS SHARP! You can even attach a lanyard to it if you wish!
Reviewed by: Ron Austin from Rutland, VT on 3/5/2013