I have a Gerber FAST DRAW that I picked up at Wal-Mart about a year ago for about $50 including tax.
The clip is mounted on the but end which I greatly prefer for right pocket carry - that, along with the assisted opening feature are the main reasons I got it.
It has a partially serrated blade. I would have preferred a smooth blade but that's all they carried - it's not a big deal to me.
I really like the assisted opening feature - it opens fast and as smooth as silk. By federal law and in my state (VA) it's not considered a switchblade.
The cross bolt safety lock is very strong and secure.
It seems to be very sturdy over-all and most importantly the hinge seems strong.
The blade is well sharpened and labeled as "surgical stainless" (no actual type is given).
There is nothing on the knife that says where it was made, but the box says "Made in USA of USA and imported components". So who knows where each part including the blade was made.
I carry it as a defensive tool only. It's the knife I trust for this purpose. I hope I never have to find out if my choice was a good one.