I have to agree with ChrisJohn on this one. Here's my post from the custom forum:
The samples I've handled were ok, but they showed alot of the same problems.
Zytel handles. Pretty cheap looking, you could still see the sprue marks where they were clipped off the molding trees.
Fit and finish. The back spacer had very visible gaps between it and the liners. The scales were just attached to the liners, but it appeared that no finish work had taken place to make everything completely flush. For a knife in this price range, I'd expect better fit and finish.
Serrations. There was still a visible to the naked eye burr left on the sharpened serrations.
Thumbstud. Don't know about you, but the thumbstud with the checkering on the top just doesn't look or work as nice as
some of the other styles.
On the bright side: much better action than the Microtech version, option to have the button under the rubber, much slimmer,
attracts less attention.
Oddly enough, the first two samples I handled (which sadly enough I didn't buy) that were from much earlier in the production run were pretty much perfect. They were marked "Butch Vallotin Custom Knives" instead of just "Vallotin Custom Knives"
IMHO, just spend the money on a decent auto like a Socom. The Chameleon is overpriced.