Just got this in the mail 5 minutes ago and thought i'd post up some feelings about it. Fit and finish: Excellent - everything fits together extremely well. near the pivot on the metal side there is about a 1/2 mm x 2 mm dent/ scratch, but it is barely noticable. Lockup: Locks up solid with no blade play. easy to open and close. Some difficulty getting used to the flipper which is not assisted, so it takes quite a bit of wrist flick at this stage, might change as it breaks in. The blade Came shaving sharp. Bought this thinking to grind off the flipper to make it a folding kitchen knife. Still might do that, depending on how much fun i have with the flipper. The clip: nicely rounded, but find it a bit too stiff. Comes tip up, but can be switched to tip down. Righties only. I find the thumbstud on the clip side interferes with clipping the pocket. Quite an annoyance after the hangupless spydie hole ive gotten used to. Handle great ergonomics, great in nearly any grip. One of my biggest criticisms of my delica was how narrow the handle was, making it somewhat uncomfortable for hammer grip (no thumb on top) I'm not a huge fan of jumping/ texturing on a knife, since I dont have any "retention issues" and i'd rather have a comfortable knife that wont give me blisters. However the jimping is not overly aggressive and is (thankfully) only on the thumb ramp and near the index finger. Criticisms: If it stands up to my daily use will be another story, as I have reverted back to SAK's and slipjoints for a few weeks now since I sold off all my locking folders with clips. I prize ease of carry very highly, and that usually for me means in the pocket and small. The trance is relatively wide, with a few EDC bugs that need some tweaking to fit my preferences (clip and thumbstud) I may ditch the clip or try to ease it up, and grind off some of the thumbstud to go in the pocket easier. Overall impressions: I can't believe I got this for $28.50 shipped. It is a fantastic value for a high qualilty production knife that could easily have a $50+ price tag. Everything is well though out and well executed. I like the handle and blade shape a lot.