My go-to knife. I’ve had one in my pocket for several years running. I absolutely love them, and the carbon steel is soooo much better than stainless. I know they say stainless can be just as good, but realistically only in knives in the $300 and up range - that’s not a practical knife for everyday use. This knife, at under 30 bucks and with beautiful edge properties, is the way to go. Sharpens easily and stays sharp. Wish the No 9 was offered, but the 8 is a good compromise between fit in the hand and fit in the pocket.
Only caveat is don’t go swimming with these knives or leave them in damp clothes (really shouldn’t with any pocket knife). They will rust and bind. That being said, you can always dry them out and oil them again, as I have done more than once after accidents at the lake or in the rain.
Absolutely the best knife I’ve ever owned.