Here's a site that shows both knives being abused to death. The A1 proves to be the better knife even before Cold Steel downgraded the SRK. We're talking about a piece of kit that your life could depend on. If someone wants the best they can get, God bless 'em. I don't think that's being a snob.i love knife snob threads lol. i mean are you really trying to say that a SRK would not last? that it would not do anything you ask of it?