This thing is awesome. I got the aluminum handle and the TiNi blade. Solid knife, holds an edge great, and scored on SAC! The assisted opening is solid, the locking mechanism can be operated with gloves on, and the balance and ergonomics are fantastic. The aluminum handle is tough and still light enough. The clip lets the knife sit completely flush inside my pocket and it stays in place very well. Also, SOG used regular allen bolts instead of torx bolts so it is easier to work on. Go buy one of these!