So at work today I saw a guy pull out a benchmade. I asked if I could see it and we started talking about knives. He wasn't really a knife nut, but did care about his knife more than a lot of people I talk to. Asked him if the partial serrations of his knife was by choice, he said yes and explained that he liked them because they still cut when dull and for processing deer (personally I don't know anything about processing deer). He likes to have everything in one tool.
I pulled out my sebenza and victorinox hiker to explain I carried one knife to do normal cutting and the saw on my SAK for the tasks most people use a serrated knife for. Anyway when he saw the sebenza he asked if it was some off brand or no name brand. He didn't know who Chris Reeve is or ever heard of a sebenza, not too surprising I guess. Anyway he wasn't to impressed.
Then I let him him hold my knife. He was surprised at how light it was and smoothly it opened. He also noticed how nicely it locked up and that the entire lock face engaged the blade, not just the top or bottom. I don't think he is likely to buy one, but it was nice to talk to someone outside of a knife shop that appreciates nice knives.
Side not another guy pulled out a gerber, but didn't want to talk after I told him what I thought of his knife and that being made in the US didn't ensure quality.