When I was younger, I loved the Tomcat. I couldn't afford one, and it remained a 'dream knife' for me. I liked the weight and solid feel of the Tomcat and it had a bank-like lock up (or at least my friend's did). So at some point, a few years back, I decided to spring for a Tomcat and ended up getting a Tomcat 3.0. While SOG does so many things right, they have screwed up a classic, in my arrogant opinion. I hate this knife. It still has a good build quality, nice blade design, and solid lock up. It seems as rugged as anything. But the ergonomic sare horrible (for me at least). The upsweep in the butt of the handle digs into my palm when using it in a slicing manner. I contacted SOG and they seemed to feel the ergos are improved from previous models (for most people). I'll have to disagree. I've tried to like the new and improved Tomcat, but it just sits in my drawer. I ran across it again today and decided my life would be better if I had more drawer space. So, I'm putting this big cat up for adoption. First, "I love Tomcats" gets the knife. You must be willing to cover shipping by paypal, say $10.00 in US or Canada. Gonna be more if you want it sent to an overseas location. If no one wants it, I'll donate it to the local thrift shop tomorrow (that is not the same as a farm in the country).