very much so, the knife was on the buy list for some time. It looks meh in pictures, specially stock pics. I knew that it was much better than it looks from all the people who owned one saying so. Finally got one, a light user for $260, then within the next few weeks they ended up being discontinued, i felt pretty damn lucky that i got it right before then.Held one at a show last year and got it offered to me at a great price. It was a little larger than I like to EDC and I was determined to spend my money on a local maker (which I did). But, the quality of it was apparent. It seems expensive for a Spyderco but when you hold it you get why. I think it would easily be at $400-500 knife as a mid-tech.