I'm by no means an authority on knives, so my thoughts about those I have only consist as to how GOOD they do their intended job: I have several firearms customers who also belong to EMT units who need to attend to some very nasty vehicular accidents along Highways 53, 70 & 77 in these parts. These guys & gals don't really need a $400.00 knife when a much lower priced knife combination will do just as good a job at getting to an injured person. A few of the out-the-front knife systems above have a window breaker on the butt end, and then the push button to get the blade out and ready fast to cut seat belts and free an injured person using only one free hand that's available. I carry the one at the very top of the above picture. This lever-letto style knife has a very smooth action and the blade holds a very sharp edge that will do whatever a knife costing 5 to 6 times as much. The artificial bone scales still provide a good purchase even when hands are wet with "red-stuff". If you consider yourself to be even a slightly interested in knives person, check out the web-site "Grindworx.com" if you'd like something to do on a crappy day outside, along with a hot cup of coffee. There are some really neat knives on this site and costs will not break the bank, or there will be no worries if you drop one of these knives on a hard surface. Some of the over-polished and engraved "BLING" knives seem to be more at home in a display case rather than out in the field earning their keep!