I bought an Emerson CQC mini about 6 years ago, and hated it a week after I got it. I continued to carry it to see if it grew on me, and I have had the blade reprofiled by my bladesmith 3 times now to revise the edge and use it daily. It prys, cuts, pokes, scrapes and begs for more...not bad for 130.00, had Emerson replace the lock once, and bent one clip, which they replaced! By my side every day. I'm getting another for my son for when he gets a bit older.