Save yourself $50 and order directly from Liong's website Edited to add: Liong said that he is basically putting his reputation on the line with this knife and has full faith in David's expertise. Functionally I think the knife will be exactly what we've come to expect from Reate; bold. The 'slim" comes from how wide the knife is from spine to back of handle, when closed. As far as it being too slim to flip....have you ever seen a Brad Zinker?? I agree that 3 1/4" or so would have made more sense, but as I start using bigger folders, the smaller ones **cough cough Mini Bo** are just that, small. I've been eyeing this knife for the last week and only need to water the money tree before it's mine. Anybody wanna buy some knives?!