When I got this knife, I needed a legal carry knife for work. At first I thought it might be a little too "tactical" in design. But this knife has earned my respect for it's design. Compact, Strong, Well designed it's done a fantastic job sofar and has never let me down. Little to no maintenance required, holds an edge phenomenally well. I use a ceramic rod on it once in a while and it's still razor sharp. I LOVE THIS KNIFE!