I have several Benchmade folding knives and most days will find me with one of these knives in my pocket. I'm more than a little particular about the things that I buy to have with me constantly: cell phones, cars, pocket knives, shoes, boots, tools, etc. I would love to be able to afford to have the absolute best of everything with cost being no consideration at all. And I REALLY don't like cheap stuff. When it comes to personal gear, I will spend the time to research to find the best quality to price ration out there. You can buy a folding knife very similar to this for around $35-$40 whereas this one cost $180-$200.There are folders out there that cost considerably more but I consider Benchmade knives to be at the absolute top of of the curve in the price/quality ratio.