Well my girlfriend wanted me to pick out my xmas present this year and we just got around to it. we headed down to my favorite store and i asked what sog fixed blades he had in stock. he then brings out something that had just arrived and i just fell in love with it, that was all i needed to make up my mind. It is the speciall edition satin finished Sog tech bowie. great weight and balance, shaving sharp, very nice.