The DSG flipper benefits from Stedemon Knives' recognizable design cues and first-class build quality. On top of that, the DSG knife is available at a pleasant price point for all of us without deep pockets.
This model has a stonewash finished VG-10 steel blade with a full flat grind. Press the flipper for quick, smooth action — courtesy of the ball-bearing pivot. The sculpted jade G-10 handle has a stainless steel liner lock tab, oversized pivot collar, elongated lanyard hole backspacer, and sturdy titanium pocket clip.
If every knife manufacturer would take a look at a Microtech pocket clip first, then design there own, the knife world would better off. This clips gap between the knife, like many others is too slim for me to use on my work pants pocket. If I wore slim material slacks to the construction site, then I'd have no complaints. But I don't.... ever. Otherwise a brilliant knife.
Got this knife from the bargain bin. Discount was due to the lanyard/backspacer rattling. My markdown is based on the reason for the looseness. A backspacer hole was overbored leaving a gap in material on the inner edge. Really obvious and should have been rejected at production. One of the screw holes was also stripped out. Another issue is the blade rattles when deployed, has slight up and down play indicating the liner lock ad/or blade finishing isn't up to standard. The blade was sharp, but not as sharp as it could be for VG10. There is some flex in the handle as the liner is only on one side. What's good; the G10 Jade is really nicely done and looks great paired with the satin blade. Very aggressive texture so use gloves for extended hard use. The action is really smooth but difficult to get a consistently solid lockup without flicking the wrist. Ergo's are perfect to include the generous choil allowing one to really choke up on the blade for fine/detailed cutting. Overall this is one of those knives you'll keep (or flip) because it was reasonably priced, but you wish you spent the money on something better. 2.5 stars.