I have the Apocolypse, This is Freedom, K1, and several South Poles. I was initially like, "I have no use for a military knife. I love TRC, but no thanks, not for me with that coating." Well, I was an idiot. I bought it and couldn't be happier. The design is awesome from the grip to the shape of the blade to the amazing steel. The pommel perfectly balances the knife where you want it to be, and f me, the DLC coating is the real deal. I always thought coatings were ugly and gimmicky. Not this coating. The steel necessitates it, and since it's TRC, it was done incredibly well. Damn fine knife, and the sheath is awesome too.