Tony, I fought the 'urge' to buy one for six months, and finally-caved. They are 'pricey' to say the least, but you only have to feel-the-pain once I suppose. My first-choice was the 'all-black' G10 automatic, in straight-blade configuration. But the particular vendor only had the tan-version in auto. I really do like the black and tan. I'm a southpaw, so it being an ambi-operated knife helped sell-it. Here it is, compared to my Al Mar SERE folder which is even-larger. I guess, 'size' is a relative term.