Schrade XTAC SQ586
I really like this segment of knives; low price, but still great design, mechanism and material. I call this segment Low Price High Quality (LPHQ). The Schrade Extreme Tactical, XTAC SQ586, falls into this segment, and does it well. This liner lock is robust yet slim. The low weight and the tip down carry pocket clip makes the XTAC nice to carry. I like the shape of the blade and the handle's gripability. The two sided thumb studs could have been given a smoother edges though; on this knife the studs scratches my thumbs. The studs are placed very close to the handle when folded. These two things can be an issue when in cold climate with stiff fingers.
The XTAC's Chinese blade is delivered with a razor sharp edge that holds up fine.
Length: 194 mm / 111 mm
Blade: 82 mm long, 24 mm wide, 2 mm thick drop point blade
Handle: 111 mm long and 12 mm thick, black plastic and blue aluminum with pocket clip
Weight: 82 g