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I've been using a spyderco copilot for sharpening my pencils and general cutting purposes. It's a geat small knife but I've never been that happy with the serrated edge.
The gerber has been bought to replace it in my pencil roll and it's shown itself very much what I wanted, It's small easy to open and resonably sharp out of the box. A couple of passes with a water stone, so much easier on a straight blade than a serrated, and it's razorlike.
No play side to side and a positive lock with the frame lock although you must ensure to fully open the blade as it has a small false locking postition at the nearly open point. As it uses plastic washers between the blade and the frame I suspect that over time there will be wom play developing but that is never a major thing on a blade this size as you aren't going to be relying on its pry bar capacity. Replacing washers on a screw closed frame is also easy enough if you feel it's worth doing.
The expensive spyderco now resides with the knife collection and the gerber will go everywhere with me and my sketch books. So much cheaper and less of a strain if lost. I'd say it's the ideal artists companion.
If what you want is a small unobtrusive means of small scale cutting that won't put a dent in your pocket or wallet then this is a definite buy option. I think now that I've played with it some I'll get a few more for around the house.