After going through the entire store, just before leaving, this is the knife that caught my eye. I purchased two of these from the SMKW's. It's an awesome knife. I would prefer it to open a little easier, this varies knife to knife. I gave the best functioning one to my brother. Part of opening the knife is technique. If you kept your finger in the groove provided on the handle and experiment with it, you will find the sweet spot. Even so, each one seems to be unique as to the required force to open.