The Spyderco Opus features classic Spyderco lines fused with the unique style of German knifemaker Ulrich Hennicke. Its full-flat ground, satin finished CPM-S30V blade supports easy ambidextrous opening with an over-sized Trademark Round Hole. The textured G-10 handle provides a secure, comfortable grip with a slight curve and ergonomic finger grooves. All carry positions are accommodated with its four-position hourglass pocket clip.
Teflon washers allow it to open and close okay even when full of crud. Details of the handle and lock enable comfortable saber and choked up grips and effortless transition between them. This comes at the cost of awkward unlocking. Sharp edges all over--feels like a precision tool.
The look and fit of the blade are decent. Sadly it just seems like someone got it through production and then never finished it. There are a lot sharp lines on frame and it simply seems way under quality standards for Spyderco. I am keeping mine because I got it on a bundle deal. That said, it should be priced way lower for overall quality. The blade steel is god s30v. Honestly it could have been a really cool blade if production would have simply finished it more properly.
I really wish this knife was better. The lines and general proportions of this knife are very appealing (caveat: the liner-lock is hard to get to). However, the build quality is not substantially improved from the Tenacious line, and my example came with a fairly off-center blade. For 218.00, this knife simply doesn't offer substantial value. For this amount, you can get a Military, PM2, or Shaman, all of which are better buys.
Purchased this knife when it was bundled with a Dragonfly so the high cost was a little more justifiable. Overall the ergonomics and blade shape are pretty good. Solid hand purchase and a big, slicey, utilitarian slab of s30v. There are two big mistakes made on this knife: teflon washers and an uncomfortable to use liner lock. Honestly, if they can put phosphor-bronze washers and a nicely chamfered liner lock in the Tenacious at $40 then they sure better match that in a knife that costs over three times as much. Could have been great but as is this guy is only worth it on a heavy discount.