I got one of these little guys the other day as something of an impulse buy. But not entirely so, for the last year or so I've been looking at and thinking about "older" folders. I prefer a fixed blade as my EDC/go to first knife. I also don't care for the modern trends in folders. So in the last month I've picked up an Opinel & a Higonokami. As for history the Japanese knife has got quite the tale. Going back to samurais, or their blacksmiths anyway. If your interested google it it's pretty cool. Also, there is only one guy making the things now and he's old. If anyone can think of any other old school cheap folders preferably with a great story or two attached to it let me know. I'm ALWAYS in the market for a good story. Thanks guys 'n gals.