Well, I have taken the plunge. I really like the looks of this. The price is better than I found elsewhere, too. The closest was WMK at $89 - 10%. I don't know if they charge tax or not. If they don't, then then price is close to this one after tax. I'm sitting here with an OKC RD-6 on my desk. It has a micarta handle. It's a great scale material. I hope this company turns out to be on par with Civivi, Bestech, and CRJB. I'm going broke buying budget knives.