I LOVE my Sage 2.
It's incredibly sturdy and can take a beating. I have carried it as my smalled EDC blade almost every day for 5 months and it's held up with no hiccups. I abused it a little as well, and took it better than some knives I had that were larger and so called "stronger" than the Sage 2. I have a feeling this little titanium jewel is going to out last me!
Now with all that said, I still wouldn't rule out the Alias 2. That thing has been on my list for quite sometime and I plan on getting it when I start slowing down on my custom knife binge.
Either way you're going to be a happy camper!
WTB Steel flame filler tab and clip. Also an xm18 ti frag scale.