In my ongoing journey into the traditional knife world, I recently acquired a Case Tribal Lock in Burnt Amber Bone and TruSharp (420HC) steel. This is a knife I've drooled over many times but was always reluctant to pull the trigger on due to its size. To be clear, I carried a Spyderco Manix2 of some variation for a couple years so I'm not adverse to larger knives, but of course that one has a clip that keeps it snug in the side of the pocket. The Tribal Lock obviously does not. Further, I've carried a Large Stockman and Trapper and while I didn't find either of them overly burdensome, I did find them a touch too bulky. But I could wait no longer and bought one. And I am very, very glad I did! My example is excellent with well-matched scales on each side and excellent fit and finish. I will say the blade does have side-to-side play in the closed position but it doesn't touch the liners or cause any issues. Lock-up is rock solid. Like many of these knives, it did require a hot water and WD-40 flushing but then it smoothed right out and snaps smartly into position. For the past several months my primary EDC has been a Case Mini Copperlock (superb knife in its own right). These days my day-to-day knife requirements are pretty light. Fruits, berries, cordage, occasional package, and that sort of thing. Edge retention is not a high priority for my needs and I don't need a lot of blade. I've carried the Tribal Lock every day for about a week and am very pleased with it. Be it jeans or khakis, it was quite comfortable in my right front pocket with my keys and a foldable-glasses case about the size of a Zippo lighter: The overall thinness allows it to carry almost unnoticed and the length didn't bother me at all. The knife feels great in the hand and the genius of Tony Bose really shines in this design. It just fits and everyone who I asked to handle it, from small women to big dudes all felt that way. It is a very neutral design that allows hands of broad range in sizes to be comfortable. It also feels solid and I think could easily make a good working knife. The blase is a stated 3.125" I believe and only ~.060" thick so it is very, very slicey. Although the Spyderco Manix 2 has a blade length of 3.37", it only has a cutting edge of 2.88" and the Tribal Lock doesn't give up much to it: Some size comparisons... Spyderco Manix 2 LW, Tribal Lock, Spyderco Dragonfly, Case Mini Copperlock: Case Large Stockman, Trapper, Tribal Lock, Mini Copperlock, Mini Trapper: Same as above but showing thickness: I need to carry it for a while to see it if it will kick the Mini Copperlock out of the full-time position but it is currently giving it a run for its money and I'm in no rush to swap it out! I put the Mini Copperlock in the top five pocket knife designs I've ever encountered so, for me, that's really saying something. I suppose for a lot of people, the steel might be a hangup but again, it isn't for me. I honestly don't think Case's TruSharp is that bad and the blade geometries let it keep performing well beyond what other blades in the same steel are capable of. It's a beautiful, but still very functional, pocket knife that as of this writing comes in under $70. There's a good variety of scales out there too. Sorry the pics aren't the best but it is a rainy, cold, gray day out there today. If anyone has any questions I'd be happy to answer the best I can.