I recently lost my EDC knife that was a bit on the larger side. This go around, I wanted a smaller, more ergonomic knife that didn't take up much room in my pocket. I'm so glad I went with this knife! It opens extremely well - I have made no adjustments whatsoever to the knife, and since the first time I opened it with a small flick of the wrist and a tiny bit of pressure on the opening assist, it opens perfectly every time! It's not stiff at all and is very sharp!