A friend of mine knew that I was looking at one and they bought one for me as a gift. He knows that I liked to travel in "seamy areas" (Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Tijuana) etc. It takes an edge quickly, seems to conceal well (beneath my sportcoat) and handles nicely. The Chinese 7Cr17 "High Carbon" stainless steel appears to be flawless (no apparent negative blemishes, poor grinding, bad Delrin and the like). :thumbup: I'll be slipping it into my "check on" bag when I hop on Amtrak or Greyhound. After I check into a Hotel/Motel room at my destination, I can slip it onto my belt behind my right hip where it is quickly accessible, if needed. I would like to find a sheath that I can strap to my calf when crossing the border (I don't relish walking in the Zona Norte after dark). Sometimes it doesn't pay to be our after dark. Does anyone have any experience with this type of knife? (I haven't owned a 3.8" fixed blade dagger in more than 45 years).