It is absolute perfection. Ray is known for impeccable f/f, and this knife (and the others I have handled) is no exception. As far as design, I love Ray's style - clean and simple, but still quite academic. Mine has hand contoured handles and they are nice and even, and it fits well in the hand. Mine has a simple spring clip, great retention and low profile - I don't like milled clips, they tear up pants and create hotspots in the hand. Functional? Yes, and tough. Mine is a user, and I use it for some rough stuff - the D2 holds up just fine, and the lock-up is rock solid. I would highly recommend Ray's work.