It is one thing to read a description, it is another to hold this knife in one's hand. This is by all means a big knife, but not to big. It pushes the limit for an EDC but on all levels it is extremely usable. It opens quickly and smoothly, easy to grip and most of all it is balanced almost perfectly. THis is what will surprise you the most, the heft but the balance and how it becomes an extension of your hand. I am completly blown away byt eh quality, the looks and the value.