For this caliber of product, the price is acceptable. The blade has held up well with extensive use, my only complaint is that sand and dirt (Especially the sand) can easily gum up the mechanism used to open the knife. I managed to clean it out without taking it apart which was good. I would rate the sharpness out of the box as below average, but it sharpens up easily and nicely with a sharpening stone. In the future I will not buy the half serrated version of this blade as it sometimes makes it more difficult to use. Also, two small (Very small) spots of rust have appeared near the serrations despite the fact that I always dry it, that was somewhat disappointing.
Overall an amazing product and my first good blade, I still recommend it and I may have been a little harsh. It opens very quickly and very smoothly, you should not be disappointed! (Seriously though, don't get half serrated, a full smooth blade would have been nicer to use AND sharpen)