I'm pretty much the same way on these. Love my old Bushman and would have already got one of these if they were carbon like it. I like the price, the design and the simplicity, just not the steel.Cool concept but I don't like their choice of steel (Krups 4116) if it was the old Carbon V it would be a great knife. I had the Finn Bear and the Roach Belly. $10 bucks is $10 bucks and I can get a Mora for $9 and be better off. Just my 2 cents.