This knife has been carried and used every day since its purchase. From aboard hovercraft at sea to the mountains of Afghanistan. It is best pocket knife I've ever owned. Compact and sleek... it snaps open as well now as it did nearly two years ago (this blade opens easier than any knife I've used - even while wearing gloves). It is easily sharpened and holds its edge fairly well. I would not leave my hooch without this in my pocket.
It might be a tad small for someone with EXTREMELY large hands. I myself usually wear an XL glove and find the size of this knife suits me well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend