Four basic criteria for this new knife were:
- Easily concealable for EDC (Everyday Carry)
- Patterned handle for ease of use in a variety of outdoor conditions
- Assisted opening so a one-handed thumb flick could deploy the blade when working
- Made in USA
The thumb tack (used for opening) is ideally sized. Not too small; like on other knives. The gimping (blunt blade edge pattern for pressing down) cradles your thumb well while cutting. The deployment is wicked fast on the Trident. A few friends thought it was an automatic opening knife (illegal in some states FYI). With one quick twitch of the thumb this blade flies open. For nervous souls out there - an optional safety button is incorporated. Sharpness is prevalent on arrival - able to shave the hair from your arm. I've used it roughly this summer and it's maintained itself quite well. It's a good-sized knife that will fill a closed hand and is well-built and strong. Bottom line is the knife looks pretty nasty! Lastly, the pocket clip allows it completely falls below the pocket line.. I don't necessarily need people knowing what I'm carrying all the time... Check it out for yourself here.