I have a number of Queen knives in Birdseye maple, which I think date from the first decade of this century. None of them have any issues aside from the infamous Queen butter knife edge from the factory. I have two Queen knives from the second decade of this century. One pre-Daniels. One post-Daniels. Both have issues with the cam surface on the back of the tang. ►The pre-Daniels has a non-uniform pull. hard to start. hard to end. floppy in the middle. ►The post-Daniels example is just plain rough. No amount of cleaning, oiling, or working the joint has fixed it. In fact, you can see the rough spots if you look at the correct angle. I like D2. I like the patterns Queen produces. But proper milling of the cam on the blade is a pretty basic requirement for me. I've read several reports of some of the trestle pine knives also having odd cam movement. They need to get that issue fixed. If they still made knives as nice as the ones they made in 2005 I'd be buying nothing but Queen knives.