There are so many things to love about the original Benchmade 808 Loco. Great blade steel, great ergonomics, overbuilt and heavy duty, great fit and finish etc. The one thing that many did not like is the size of it. The 808 is a pretty big knife for everyday carry and many shied away from it for that reason.
Benchmade heard and came out with the new Benchmade 818 Mini Loco. This is everything the 808 is without the size. Benchmade reduced the size enough that it is a great every day carry knife without losing the greatness of the original.