I met Bob in the eighties when he became more famous for his tactical knives. The Persian is coming of age and in style these days. Some of the Chinese makers and even the Russians have adapted them. I like it a lot. A distinctive knife. Now if DROP would follow the trends to an even better steel, M390 for example, it would make for a more interesting offer. Still, at the price it is a beauty. My Russian version on top is pictured for everyone not interested. All of these are pricier of course, for many reasons. Terzuolas however are great for EDC and more correctly follows the Persian pattern than most.