When this was listed a few months ago, my only regret was not picking up more than one of these, which is now being remedied.
This is a great knife. I picked up the black tiger/serrated model and it is now my daily duty carry. The blade opens fast and smooth, with a nice solid "chunk". Once open, the blade is solid, with no play or wiggle. My other daily carry is a Benchmade Mel Pardue auto, which has a little play when open. Comparing the two, the CRKT is bigger, with a thicker blade, and the Autolawks ensures this is not going to close until you want it to. You will have to develop a little more two finger dexterity, to operate both the autolawk and the liner lock simultaneously to get the knife closed, but after a little practice this becomes second nature. But unlike my Benchmade, there is nothing to get in the way of opening, no locks to remove, just a quick flick, and it's open and ready when you need it to be.
The scales are a bit sharp, and I, too, was concerned they would eat through my pocket with repeated deployment. But 10 secs of light pressure sanding with a medium grit sanding sponge took the sharp high spots off of the scale's cut texture. Now it does not catch on a pocket or hand when slid across, but looks the same with plenty of grip while holding. Just sand light enough to tame the sharp ridges, not polish it smooth! Also, if you try to take the scales off, as I did, be sure to note that the three screws holding the clip are two different lengths. One screw is slightly shorter than the other two, and if switched around, will have you puzzled as to why you can't operate the Autolawk to close the blade, as tightening the longer screw into the right side hole will clamp down the Autolawk disc.
So, all in all, a great knife, love the tanto point, and very large sharp fast serrations.