I came across a pic from when I first bought my 55 hounds tooth. GEC's website shows it was released at the end of january in 2013. Cant believe I have been carrying this one for 7 years now. It gets a lot of breaks but definitely has seen the most pocket time of any of my knives. I carry all my users just in my RFP with keys, coins and a pen. I am amazed how smooth it is now and how much lighter it is! Look forward to seeing your pocket worn covers and before/after pics are always a bonus.