Im kinda fond of HI bowies myself! But hey Im from Texas where they are illegal so may I enlighten you? This is just my AK bowies. I have a few more as well. My EDC is far left. Its a micro checkerered by the Mister master Mr.B himself! Fabulous job might I say and fancy pants by Pugs. Another fab bovine and beaver makeover! If you decide you like the way the AK Bowies handle then you might be surprised at how well the other models handle. From 18" to 8" they all handle and balance great! I find it cool that the Kamis can keep the AK "feel" across the whole product line! I say buy whichever one yanks your khranque and enjoy!