I am on the water at least every other weekend either kayaking in the bay or camping on the river. I prefer to keep a knife clipped to my PFD and the water has not been treating it kindly so after some searching I bought the 111h20 prior to my two day trip down the Colorado last weekend.
When it came I was rather suprised by the size of the thing, it is quite beefy. The blade was super sharp out of the box, and clipped onto my PFD very well, didn't move at all as I jumped and turned, trying to get it to fall off. On the trip it was a champ, cutting line, salame, cheese, onions and steak at dinner. Cleaned up well. A few things that keep it from getting 5 stars: For a handle this big the thumb stud is very small and makes opening it something you have to focus on more than I am used to. You can open it by slipping the axis lock and flipping you wrist, but I don't recommend it. 2nd is the inital placement of the pocket clip was akward. Once I flipped it to the other side of the hadle (5 min process) it made carrying it much more user friendly.
Bottom line is I like it and it will always be clipped to me when I am out on the water.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend