Price: About $445
The Good: Outstanding quality and performance, iconic design, US made and built to last
The Bad: Thumb studded double lugs can feel awkward at first, somewhat pricey
Bottom Line: One of the finest US-made production knives you’ll ever own
Price: About $300
The Good: Incredibly well built, solid lockup, great steel, definitely a looker
The Bad: Miserable pocket clip, disappointing action due to heft/geometry/Teflon washers, heavy, pricey.
Bottom Line: Like all things metal and Italian: beautiful, pricey, and charismatic if slightly flawed.