Just want to state that I have been looking for an EDC folder that fit my needs and decided on the Benchmade Nitrous Stryker. I just received it from ebay much less than retail and love it. I especially like the Nitrous assist. You just barely apply a little pressure on the thumbstud and it takes care of the rest with a solid lock. On a side note, I read recently where the U.S Customs and Border Patrol Agency are trying to make this type of pocket knife illegal (they are saying,if I understand correctly,that this mechanism fits under the definition of an AUTO knife). I personally feel that would be an injustice.