Received my Benchmade today. Here it is next to my Spydie Persistence:
CRAZY sharp straight outta the box
Love the blade shape
Very easy to operate onehanded
LOVE the AXIS lock. Engages perfectly, you feel a nice reassuring click when it locks but it's not loud.
The clip seems to be very sturdy
The handle feels subpar and plasticky. Would prefer OEM G10 scales.
The knife isn't that big after all, might even be able to EDC it. It's a bit on the thick side thanks to the scales, I'll have a go at making a custom pair to slim it down. See how that'll work out