I owned one of these years ago when they first came out and soon sold it for a flashy folder. I am older and a bit wiser now and when I started looking for a lightweight folder to handle general camp chores. I looked at the Opinels but I have heard they are not up to hard usage. I found a NIB Twistmaster instead. This one is the clip blade version, my first was a drop point but I thought the clip is better for general usage. I had forgotten just how big they are, as you can see it dwarfs my full sized Soddie. It is, however, very lightweight even with it's heavy blade, on a month long trek even an ounce makes a difference. I will like thin the handle some and stipple it, sand out a spot to make it easier to pinch open, and maybe blue the steel. (hot bluing shouldn't overheat the steel) Who else owns one of these old Carbon V beauties and what mods have you made to your?