I just recieved my first strider today. The Strider Buck SB1. I have to say i really love this knife. I bought it for utility, read abuse, for jobs that most companies tell you not to do with their knives. It is the most solid, heavy duty knife that I have ever handled. I am used to a Microtech Socom Elite, but I woulnd't dare using it hard for fear I would snap the tip or scratch the finish, this blade seems to be a real work horse. I am interested in an AR, or GB folder, but couldn't spare the money now, so I got the Buck instead. I don't think it is a bad knife at all. Ive read some posts that people have trouble with the liner lock popping open. I read cliff stamps review- he said he has had some trouble with the locks. But I haven't been able to detect any yet. I have already used the knife to pry up carpet from my floor, and chop up my dinner toinght. Its good to go. Thanks for making such a great tool.