CRKT is this for me. I buy knives in many different price ranges. At the low end I find CRKT to be lacking in regards to materials, higher in price than competitors, and have a questionable history in design flaws/fit-finish issues. The knives they do make of higher quality are not made or designed by them (high-jinx) and are still overpriced given the brand. If I want an expensive lionsteel I'll buy one of their many offerings, for far less than the CRKT they made for them. Charge me near $100 for an AUS8 folder made in Taiwan and I will take my Utilitac II all day everyday, for $25.