Of course the thread will be updated as time goes by with arrival thoughts, possible disassembly for cleaning and lube and usage results. Me buying a Kizer seems to go against everything my past purchases and thinking of what goes into building a quality knife. This happened when I saw what price they were selling for. After liquidation of my nicely sized knife collection over 3 years ago and going 2 years with no pocket knife I decided I really needed one again for EDC. I needed great steel with a superb build that should last many years as an only knife. I've always loved Ti frame locks and great looks with fit and finish is always preferable. M finances now suck, but with my brain still intact and being previously spoiled by the likes of ZT,PT,KRC ect I knew I was in for nightmare of a compromising purchase as the $100 budget wouldn't even get me a used knife like I was used to. This would be a well used knife by all means since income restrictions made it hard to even get this. After an evening of visiting a local knife shop full of disappointment I figured the net was my next step. I never heard of Kizer before yesterday,now I own one. In all honesty it would cost me $200- $400 to get any other knife with just the physical characteristics and specs in this knife. During my research the build quality and implementation of the parts scared me with every line I read online before the order was placed. I must say that overall I was amazed at what owners of the knife had to say about their Kizers. Most were higher end knife users and collectors which from what I remember is very rare about a Chinese made lower than normally priced knife. $92 shipped with USPS priority from BladeHQ is a plain steal if it meets my expectations from my research. I'm not sure I'm sold on the drab green G10 but a dye job can easily remedy that. I knew going into this I wouldn't sacrifice on blade steel no matter what, even if I had to deal with the rest of the knife being a nightmare. No compromises were given here, thank's to Kizer. I know I sound hopefull, and no I don't expect a 100% perfect knife out of the box as even at 4x this price point cleaning and adjustments to my liking seem to happen on everything I've purchased in my past. Only time will tell the outcome of my story, and hopefully it starts midweek with the mailman. This anxious poster will be back with the rest of the story as it plays out!