Any insight into what changed your view once you had it in hand, used it, owned it for a while, or just finally saw in person, is appreciated. A recent one for me is the Ban Tang Knives SAF (Sexy As F***). A few things stood out once I actually handled: It's more ergonomic than I was expecting. The hook toward the pommel makes the handle feel like it can't go anywhere if you don't want it to. The finger groove by the ricasso tilts the knife tip forward to better do what it's designed to do. It also adds a lot to the overall ergonomics of the knife. The cord wrap provides a lot of confidence in the grip The different grinds on each side is just nice to look at. It's chisel ground, and one one side you have a flat/ zero edge, and on the other, you have a very slight hollow grind leading to a polished convex edge.