All of Mick Strider's knives are solid, overbuilt and overpriced. The knife's description says it's a liner lock, but it's actually a frame lock. The knife's weight is what we used to call "substantial." It's not heavy enough to be a burden, but it feels and looks like a great deal of effort was put into its fit and finish. Because of its price (and my income) it's not a knife I would actually use. I would, however, add it to my bugout bag or find a nice place in my safe, where I could admire it from time to time. For a rugged outdoor folding knife, there are many that are as strong, rugged, sharp and as durable as the 511, but which are easier on the wallet. I love the frame lock on this knife as well as the supremely crafted blade. Even if you use it, and use it hard, it should easily last a lifetime.