This design deserves better materials ... they did the same with the Efficient
G-10 is fine. 8Cr takes a wicked edge. 2.5mm blade thickness, good ergos, and a cheap street price -- what's not to like?
The blade thickness ("thinness") is the best amongst several good features. Hope it sets a trend away again from the "little fatties".. Can't see NO advantages in those despite maybe that it's a bit more comfortable to put a finger on a wider spine...
Top three going by pocket-time: Endura 4 in VG 10/Micarta-scales; Stretch 1 in VG 10; Endura 4 in HAP 40