I got 2 of these and wanted to change my rating from a 5 to a 4. 1 of 2 knives was without obvious visible flaws.
This is a very affordable medium sized ss knife. So, yes, it will take a drop of oil on each joint to loosen their action with use. If you cant manage that, dont buy it. If you can, you probably wont regret it, and you will get a good knife for the money. The scales are beautiful but sometimes slightly imperfect. The blades have a precise concave shape, which I like.
Just a few small issues to discuss. There are some minor flaws because you can't expect a perfect knife for less than $10 particularly because it is now made in Communist China. Stainless will rust, especially if it gets cold enough to get moisture in the air to condense upon it. Keep it warm & dry. Next it has a relatively soft ss edge that needs some consistant care. I read recently that a bladesman recommended stropping on the cut-off edge of corregated cardboard. This an excellent possibility if you dont have another stopping or sharpening means. My preference is for a ceramic rod sharpener, like the Spyderco. But the micro-edge of soft stainless will curl back and forth some, and needs to be kept perfectly straight to be sharp. You can feel when its off by dragging it slowly & carefully backwards over you fingernail at an angle (as if you are stropping it)on each side of the edge. But always be careful with sharp knives like these, ALWAYS grip the blades very carefully. Safety is the most important issue with such a sharp folding tool.
Overall, the design and workmanship are fair-good in my humble opinion, and the result is beautiful to me. A pretty little machine, which is really handy to have around for opening things, for the price of a song! Thank you, Schrade. This company has been making cutlery for over 100 years and it shows. I would have preferred if they were still made in America for better quality and jobs here, and I would pay considerably more for that, to get a better ss pocket knife. Alas, Schrade has no better competition at this price point.