I just bought a Vesuvius w/ the shell inlay yesterday at my local <img src="spyder.gif" width=15 height=15 align=middle border=0> dealer. Its one sweet knife (and I mean REALLY sweet!).
I like it better then my stainless Endura. The Vesuvius,IMO,has a better steel, is lighter, looks classier (the way that blue shell catches light is amazing), and is made right here in the good 'ole U.S.ofA.