Late last night, in a bit of a rage, I said some unkind things about Lion Steel knives. The ranting review is now over on the knife reviews forum. I apologize for my unfair criticism of Lion Steel. I had just received my new HEST folder and the thing was so stiff I could barely open it with two hands. I may or may not end up keeping the knife. I am breaking it in. But I am sure that Lion Steel makes good knives. People I know and respect who have them have told me so. I will do a proper review of the knife when it breaks in. Both Gianni and RYP stepped up with suggestions and stood by their product, offering a refund. I can't ask for better than that. I look forward to seeing some more Lion Steel products at the Blade Show.