Hello! I have been browsing my local knife shop's website for a while now (lamnia.com, also international). I have established this fact on a previous thread but for the everybody else I'm a student who's main source of money are chores and good grades. Cold Steel's knives folders especially have a reputation of being strong and long-lasting. Benchmade is also a company that has same characteristics as Cold Steel but maybe more better in the customer service-department than CS. They both have great selection of knives and both have a consumer and a "premium" model of a folder, first models that come to mind is 551 and it's "upgraded" model 551-1 and Voyager and a Voyager with CTS-BD1. Benchmade's consumer and "premium" knives have a larger gap in-between than Cold Steel's. On lamnia.com 551's price is 111€ (shipping included) and it's premium model has a price difference of about 100€ which makes it a 201€. I asked if G-10 handle scales and CPM-20CV is worth of 100€ and most members said that no, it isn't. Cold Steel's Voyager (large) sells at about 90€ but the website doesn't sell the AUS-8-version. This is a very fragmented question but bear with me. If I buy a "normal" 551, can I replace the blade afterwards? If the blade damages BM's customer service said that it'll be replaced or resharpened, depending on the damage. If I buy a Cold Steel Voyager which has a CTS-BD1, is it as good, better or worse than 154CM? Is Cold Steel's warranty service same as Benchmade's? Tl;dr: Is 154CM as good/better/ worse than CTS-BD1? Is Cold Steel's customer service as good as Benchmade's? ps: I'm not a native english speaker so there may be some portions of text where I just ramble. Feel free to answer this mess of a thread with many answers as you can.