Acies2 got here Wednesday and wanted to carry and use first. Flash900 and caphid1 both of you are spot on. I like this knife a lot. Prefer your beadblasted clip but I can live with this. Cuts really well and I rate it an 8 out of 10. A 10 being what my small Sebenza is that has been reground by Tom Krein. The Sebenza is a real cutter and slicer but the Acies2 is very good. Let me add the Acies is verrrrrryyyy sharp.It is smooth and closes easily nearly feels a bit weak but I think this is the design purpose. Seems to be engaging about a third of the tang and if it stays at a half I will be happy.This a great job by Mr. Russell and Kershaw. BTW, carries great in the waist band which my preferred carry. Let me kown i f you have anymore input. Thanks.