Quality and finish and all that stuff is what I expecting from CRK while doing my research. It really is a simple, classy, well-engineered beautiful functional object. This knife will be a trusty primary companion for hopefully decades. Yes, you're damn right I am going to carry a $450 CRK daily and use it. Two small issues stick in my mind, however. I understand these are assembled by humans, and supposedly to torque specifications, but the pivot screw was really, really tight. I had to put A LOT of tension on the little allen wrench to break it loose. The knife opened and closed with a binding kind of tension feeling- Hard to explain. But it didnt feel right at all. Almost a jittery, gritty, like it was hitting little notches every 1/8" or so. It was NOT the buttery smooth action I had expected from what others have said about it. I just removed the blade from the handle, cleaned it and applied just a small amount of the included grease and retightened it to just over hand tight. The result? Perfection! It's now so smooth, with just the right amount of tension. Issue two is, while this beautiful blade has a nice and very clean edge on it, I hate to admit that a Mini Griptillian came to me today with a sharper edge, out of the box. Definitely not as pretty of an edge but... Sharper. Maybe I was expecting too much? It's a functional tool, albeit a beautiful one, and I suppose that might have something to do with not coming with a hair-shaving edge- To maintain a durable working edge. It sure easily cut some okra from the stalk though. Haha. All in all, what a beautiful tool. Love it.