I'll start by saying that I'm a huge fan of Bob Terzuola's designs. When I think of "tactical knife" the first images that pop into my head are his ATCF folders and the CQB1 fixed blade. He literally wrote the book on the tactical folding knife, and those who understand what that word means, beyond the marketing hype, know that Terzuola's straight bladed designs are perfect for a knife made for serious social purposes. In that regard, the Double Bevel doesn't disappoint. It's every bit as "tactical" as a CQC-7, but much more refined. This is the knife I'll wear with a suit
This knife, at first, felt tiny compared to my Starmate, but after playing with it, it's "just enough".
The grip is rectangular, which resists twisting and is very secure in the hand. There is jimping on the back of the blade, which forms a nice thumb ramp. The bump for the Spyderco hole forms a hand stop when held with a "sabre" grip or reverse grip.
The blade has the most perfect grinds I've ever seen on a production knife. The swedge is a neat touch, and I really like the flat ground tanto deisgn. The double bevel, with a flat grind towards the tip and a hollow grind towards the handle, really shows how much more material is behind the cutting edge in the hollow ground section.
The handle to blade ratio is perfect, I don't think you could shave another mm off of the handle length and still cover the blade.
The lock is thick (half as thick as the blade, looking at it) and locks up at about 30%.
The pocket clip is in just the right spot for tip down carry. I'll never carry this tip up, as the detent isn't as positive as I'd like.
One disappointment - the washers. I'm pretty sure that they're nylon. Why, on a knife as nice as this, they don't spend another few cents on phosphor bronze washers, or at least nylatron like Bob Terzuola made popular, is beyond my understanding. I get that I'll probably never wear the washers out, but it just comes off as cheap and a corner cut on an otherwise perfect knife.
The construction is amazing. The only other production folder I've seen that oozed quality, like the Double Bevel does, is my Al Mar Sere 2000. The Sere 2K also has the same washers, which makes me believe that they came from the same factory, but that's just a theory.
Overall, the knife is light, small enough to wear anywhere, big enough for anything you can reasonably do with a folding knife, and classy.
This knife is exactly what I hoped for - similar to a Benchmade 910 Stryker and an Emerson CQC-7, but more size efficient and better made.
Edited to add: Sorry for the blurry photos, not sure what went wrong