Just received this in a trade and I think I'm going to stick to Strider fixed blades. This knife is a user and I tried to show the wear marks on the blade in the photos. That being said the edge still slices receipt paper cleanly and looks great. The g10 and lock side are spotless and shown in the photos. The lockup is rock solid and has no side to side blade play. There is a tiny bit of up and down, but you have to really crank on it. Opening is very smooth, I can easily flick it open with middle finger. This blade also comes with a padded/zipper knife case. This knife retails for $475 and I'll let it go for $375. Striders are excellent knives and this would make an awesome duty knife. Shoot me a message if you have questions or offers.Only looking for a DB-L 3V in trade. Thanks!