This knife was expensive, but it is really something special. The build quality is impressive and the design is unique. It's a bigger knife than I normally carry without a clip, but the gently curved shape of the handle makes in unobtrusive in my pocket. The same shape makes the knife comfortable in my hand. I had been wanting a knife with a damascus steel blade and it has an attractive one. I am always on the lookout for a finely crafted gentleman's knife and this one fit the bill. Nice job on the design and build.