Well, even though this one is a thumb-stud knife and not a thumb-hole knife, and even though it's what, a liner-lock, I think it's a VERY handsome looking knife. I have seen someone's picture of the fixed blade version, and I think that one is just gorgeous! Plus, it looks to me like it would feel very good and solid in the hand. Those finger grooves look to be done just right. Put an Axis or Compression Lock on it, and swap the thumb stud for a thumb hole, and I'd probably spring for one. I love the blade shape.