I would compare another 7" model, like Leatherman stated, the Camp Tramp is excellent and the grip is very comfortable. Or the new 711 or Chopweiler. Maybe something will get released at Blade this weekend.
Believe me, you don't get a Swamp Rat for prestige. Its for practicality.
Enjoy them both, I have had a few Beckers along the way. The BK9 was very affordable excellent knife. But I own more Rats.......for a reason.
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