I've got a nicer roll for my nicer knives, and I needed a second roll for the rest of my stuff. This item was half the price of my other so I took a chance. Not bad at all, but only time will tell how durable it is. It fastens with metal buckles instead of plastic slip connectors, which I like. I deducted one star for the lack of flexibility with the interior straps. The way my other roll is designed, the individual elastic straps run the entire length of the roll, so that if you need slack for a larger knife, it merely takes up tension on the entire run of the strap. That design allows you to arrange your knives in the order you choose. This product has the straps sewn at permanent intervals, so you don't have as much flexibility in where your knives fit. Big slots for bigger knives, small slots for smaller knives, so your knives go where they happen to fit. Still an in expensive way to store your knives. If this one has held together by the time I need another roll, it will be a no-brainer to buy this one again.