I'm a huge Case fan. I'm going to get a Russlock as soon as possible, because the lever actually rivals the Spydie hole on small knives, and of course, it's made by Case. Man, that knife would be awesome with a clip! Anyway, you won't be dissapointed with a Case knife, and they really aren't that expensive if you compare them to Benchmades and other "dressy" knives. They are also world renowed for their collector's appeal, their CV steel, their quality, and their dot dating system. If you're looking for a good "pocket dropper",IMO Case slipjoints can't be beat, although you might want a locking or fixed blade model for more serious cutting tasks. BTW, you will have a hard time breaking the handles unless you try.