I'm going to reserve judgement until I see more reviews or try one myself. I've seen too many reports of knives having a '9' pull, just to end up being a '6' or '7' when i got it. A good example of this is the A Wright Lambsfoot. Some people think they are bear traps. If you're used to a '5' pull, a '7' can feel pretty bad until you're used to it.