Amazing quality overall. I received this as a gift of sorts and, as a knife snob unfamiliar with this brand, I did not want to like it. But it said it was VG-10 steel and I liked the color combination, so I figured I would carry it for a couple months until it broke or upset me somehow and then change back to my normal ZT 562. It has been two years and I still carry it daily.
The action is incredibly smooth and accurate. The copper hardware is gorgeous and overall, it looks like a semi-custom folder. The show side scale has faded in color with daily carry, so much so that I would have thrown it away if not for how nice the blade is.
The blade is fantastic. It is truly Japanese VG-10 and in the right light, the hamon catches and looks almost as good as my old Spyderco from Seki City. It is durable as hell — normally the knock on (lesser) VG-10 — yet fairly easy to maintain. I have only had to sharpen it once in two years of daily use.
I absolutely love the knife. Hopefully the QC on the colorfastness has improved since my early version, but overall the knife is a beautiful gentleman folder that functions extremely well as a an EDC knife.
At first UPS said that the package was damaged and then it arrived. Everything was unboxed and thrown into a bigger box. Ther was no packing material in the box. Which caused my new knife to get knicks and scratches. I called their customer service and without question they were going to do what it took to make me happy. And that my friends is good customer service. I have ordered from them a second time and will continue to shop with them. By the way the products are amazing and good quality.
I recently purchased a Phantom knife. When i unboxed it some of the furniture had come off likely because of poor attachment. I have been attempting to resolve the problem for over a month using the “contact us”link. The company has been unreachable. I can’t rate the knife because I can’t use it.