This item lives up to DeWalt name. Rubber on the handle for a sure grip with out pain. Well balanced. Has some weight, meaning it will not break if dropped. The blade replacement was easy. A tool that just feels good to use. Blade storage is easy to open. The angled head aids in cutting comfort for the wrist.
Bought 2 of these and 2 of the folding ones which are a very similar style except they fold at my local Ace. I liked the construction and weight very much. They have a good heft to them and they feel great in your hand. I especially like the fact that the front of the knife is slightly bent. They also hold a few spare blades in the handle and have a rope cutter slot as well.
All was well until the first blade change. The mechanism for blade change is hit or miss at best. The small black button has to be depressed with a lot of force and it sometimes releases the blade and other times it doesn't. I couldn't figure out why it would release sometimes and other times not. I took to holding the blade with a pair of pliers so I wouldn't cut myself.
It's a shame because other than that, the construction is top rate and it is one of my favorite utility knives to use.