Top notch knife. Proud to own it. My first Off-Grid, but certainly not my last. "Compact" rather than small. All features are quality. Weight makes it feel substantial. Great ergonomics. G10 handle is wonderfully grippy and thick enough to properly fill your hand. Unique jimping along spine allows for good indexing for detail work with blade. Flips open easily after just a short break-in. MOST IMPORTANTLY- liner lock engages securely, not just barely, to provide confidence when using. This is a VERY important feature to evaluate when considering a liner lock knife. Safety first, right?