Also the 484, it is my favorite profile, I just wish they did it in other colors than black and orange (which is a pinkish orange. Well they did do a glow in the dark one, and the one I have is the only one I have seen.You might want to check out the older models, 424 and 444. They have the same size blades as the 501, but with FRN handles. The 424 is still available from dealers, and the 444 is discontinued but readily available on the secondary market.
not following ya on handle size. I got little girl sized hands....I'd like Buck to do something like this.
I seem to be the only one, but I find the handle on the 212 way too large for the knife's size.
The 212 handle feels fine in hand but it didn't carry as other knives I have of a similar size due to the bulk of the handle.