It was really nice out today so I decided to go for a walk and blow some money. Once I was out and about I felt the familiar need to purchase a new sharp toy, but money is just a little tight at the moment. Then I "remembered" that I had been meaing to pick up a Victorinox Soldier model since reading a thread here about a week ago. I got mine at a very good price ($35 Canadian including taxes - didn't even need to break out the Visa!) and let me tell you that I am most satisfied with my purchase. I had a SAK years ago, but I had forgetten just how high the quality of these knives is. My Soldier is flawless in terms of fit and finish, the main blade came razor sharp, and the action is very crisp and secure. The blade and tools have less (read: no) side play when opened, even compared to some of the higher priced locking knives that I own, believe it or not. I prefer the silver Alox (aluminum) handle of this model to the usual red plastic on other SAKs. It looks really classy, and feels light yet very strong. This knife is going to be with me every day from now on, regardless of what other tactical folder or whatever I am packing. I can see using it around "them" without being branded as some kind of terrorist or knife-wielding serial killer. Although I have owned it for less than two hours, it has already cut open a package, cleaned my nails, adjusted the action on my CQC-7, opened up a Heineken beer and scraped the charred crap from the bowl of my bong Bottom line: Every one should have one (or more!) of these knives, and Victorinox should make more models with the Alox handles. Then they would get more of my money for sure!