I get that the company has been acquired and that the knives are manufactured in China; I get that. I also realize that Al Mar was a champion of what is the tactical folder. I get that Gary Fadden had AMK for a period. Business models and dealings aside, Al Mar knew his sh*t and his knives were/are The Sh*t! So, in light of the and business wheelings and dealings, and what not - what's up with the knives? I happen to think that they are very cool designs offered with very respectable execution and QC. In fact, I've bought a few at what I perceive to be very attractive pricing and wonder what the brain trust here at BF thinks ... hence this thread. I look forward to options, feelings, sentiments, etc.