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Do you want a drop-point blade or a clip-point blade? If you want drop-point, get the Terzuola, otherwise the AFCK.
Do you want a handle that's in line with the blade? Terzuola. Do you want a handle that drops a bit below the blade, and has a pronounced built-in guard? AFCK.
Is the Terzuola in question the new Starmate (hollow-ground 440V) or the older model that Spyderco has discontinued? Between the three, my preferences would be (1) new Starmate, (2) AFCK, and (3) older Terzuola. Your preferences may vary.
I have the new Starmate, very nice! Since I got my first Military, I have sold/traded my AFCKs (ATS-34 and M-2) off. The CPM-440V seems to hold en edge forever, and touches up with a few licks on my Tri-angle.
There's only 2 reasons I can think of to pick the old-style Terzuola over the AFCK. 1. possible collector value, if you're a collector and not a user. 2. You want a smaller handle.
Otherwise, the AFCK has it beat everywhere, in my opinion. Bigger blade with an ACTUAL POINT. Incredible ergonomics. Great performance due to positive included angle. The AFCK is one of the best using knives in the world. If I wasn't a liner lock bigot, I'd own more of 'em!
The Bob T. is a lot more people-friendly (smaller, very blunt), and as folks have pointed out, it's much harder to find. On the other hand, the AFCK is just a fantastic design in a full-size folder. If it were me, I'd choosen the Bob T. to trade but the AFCK to carry.