Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Sure, it's ok to disagree. As far as huge issue, it's not. It's a pocket knife. Personally, I like it. The steel doesn't hold an edge for crap, but it isn't any worse than 8Cr. I bought it because people had questions about testing through the coating. No one was willing to let me strip the coating off of theirs. So now I have one, and I use it. I know exactly how it holds up, and I know how hard it is. For the guys that are getting great performance with theirs, hey that's awesome. Maybe you got lucky and got one near the top of the range. I know damn sure it's not 55-56. Unless they think 8Cr is stellar.