I evolved into a knife guy. Let me explain. I always carried a pocket knife, ever since I was a kid. Boy Scout knives, Leathermans, etc. I carried a Kershaw Blur for a while, but was really disappointed with edge retention, constantly fixing screws falling out, etc. I figured a better quality knife was in order, so I went to the local gun shop I frequented (I know guns, not knives) and he pointed me to a Benchmade. After looking at a few, I settled on a Benchmade Barrage 581 with M390 steel (my first foray into better blade steel) and was overall happy with it. It kept a sharp blade, but over time, some play developed in the blade and the finish wore off of the aluminum (not in an attractive, "patina" way.) Then one weekend, I was at a 3 Gun match and used someone's well-worn Sebenza; it was like a fixed blade. I knew I must have one. After some research and shopping around, I ended up with a left-handed Umnumzaan made for Wilson Combat; it locks up like a bank vault and looks like a work of art. It's almost too pretty to use. Almost. Now I need a left-handed Sebenza with Mammoth inlays. I see they offered them, at least at one point; I must have one.