I highly recommend checking them out! I just received a Classic and a Cadet in alox and am very impressed with the appearance and fit/finish of these little knives - but mostly i'm impressed with how thin they are. The Cadet compared to a similar two layer Spartan with plastic handles is roughly half the thickness. They truly just disappear into your pocket and they are really beautifully finished. I can live without the toothpick and tweezers which I almost never use on my other SAKs (find the tweezers to not be quite grippy enough and the toothpick, well, just never found a use for that!) in exchange for the lighter weight and reduced profile. I've had SAKs since I was a kid and old enough to have a knife (Still have my first - a camper that my dad gave me and I'll pass on to my son) and they have been utterly reliable if not particularly exotic or tacticool, but these alox models take them to a whole new level as far as EDC items! And the 3" size of the Cadet is also a new one for me - and the slightly shorter body is about perfect - still a good size blade (the only issue I have with my otherwise excellent MiniChamp) but that small length difference translates into a much more comfortable pocket presence.