I purchased an Emerson Commander back in 2001 while stationed at Ft. Bragg. Those of you around that time will remember all the posts here about Emerson knives falling apart en masse and how flimsy they were that you could bend the liners and g10 with just 2 fingers. Of course anyone that has held an Emerson knife can tell you that's a complete lie. Well, it's 2010 and I'm still here waiting on my 2001 Emerson Commander to fall apart just like they said it would in 2001. Although I did replace it with a new 2007 Emerson Commander only because I prefer the older design over the newer one and didn't want to chance losing it. Never the less, I will keep you all posted on my 2001 Commander Death Watch. Just don't hold your breath.