I am a bit of a knife collector, and sharpener. I'm a mechanical engineer, who's very particular about the quality of my knives, their edges, and the steel and function of my knives. I own several very expensive and very awesome knives and carry at least 2 every day. I LOVE THIS KNIFE. This is the best $30 knife I've ever seen, let alone owned. It's good steel for the blade (not the best by a long shot, but still good), the assisted spring opening is flawless, the locking action is perfect, the clip is great and can be switched to left hand carry, both tip up. For the cost you cannot beat this knife in my experience, I kinda wish I would have bought myself more of them, I still might. If you don't have a "thing" for certain features like frame lock vs. liner lock, or S35VN vs. S35V steel, but still want an awesome knife that is almost as good as the best out there, then this knife is for you. Buy 2 or 3, you won't regret it!