Received the mini-ritter today and am completely satisfied. What a great job Hogue did with these knives. I cannot find a fault thus far. It is super smooth to open and close. Love the shape and looks of the studs. Wasn't sure about the deep ride clip, but it is just right with enough sticking out for a good purchase. Fires open like a rocket and closes just as well. The lock is very smooth and like all axis style locks, fun to play with. Blade is centered and sharp with no blade play horizontal or vertical. The scales are sturdy G10 with plenty of texture. My only concern might be the term "pants shredder". The texture in the middle of the scales where the clip makes contact is rough. This knife will NOT fall out of your pocket. If it bothers a person they can take some bite off with sandpaper. Love the blade shape with the high flat grind. Was always a notch above the regular grips. I'm confident that 20CV is a capable steel. The entire knife feels high quality and at $139 is a steel steal! A few pics along side my favorite EDCs. I have a real like for knives this size.