As a former CRKT M-16 owner, I wouldn't buy one again at this price, let alone retail. I'd pay like $25 tops. The scales just make it feel kinda cheap (although they do really weigh next to nothing if that's something you're into) and it just doesn't feel that great to use. I'm also not a fan of the finish on the black version, as it scratched really easily on mine. If you're gonna spend almost $40 on a knife, I'd look at at Kershaw Leek, with some of the models coming in at just under $35 on Amazon. Just my opinion. Feel free to completely ignore me.