Ah, sorry for the tone of my post. Wasn't trying to be dismissive. Welcome to the board, and +1 for noting the significance of Benchmade's quality and design innovation. I own a Nitrous Stryker, and I love it. If you can afford a Benchmade, then get one. If not, you may want to consider SOG as a price-point alternative, that is also good.this is for rutger, no i'm only 15, i just like benchmade.