That's right, "WOW". For a whole $8, how could you beat this? Okay, so a $8 Mora utility knife may beat it, because it's a fixed carbon steel blade. I had a hard time finding a carbon steel folding pocket knife at a reasonable price, so I settled for the softer metal stainless steel. As I looked around, it was hard to see why I needed to pay more for a knife than this S & W. It's a hair big for a pocket knife, but it will in fact fit into a pocket, easily. If it's too big for you, it has a great clip to clip it on to your pocket. I think the knife opens too easy, but with thumb pegs, I guess it's meant to open easy. It locks open very well however. This one I have sliced through paper extremely well, right out of the package. Not the best looking knife when it's closed, but who said it had to be pretty? I'll probably order more of these for Christmas gifts. They are nice pocket knives, for a great price. Ya know what, if you don't like it, it's not like you are out of a lot of money, hey? Every bit worth the $8 I paid.