I make knives, I use knives, I teach people how to use knives in martial and survival settings. I came across this knife after a student of mine purchased me a Stat Gear tactical pen. I was so impressed with the pen and it’s design that I looked into their other products. Now I must say until I was given the pen as a gift, I never took pens as a serious self defense tool. But SG changed my mind. Coming across the Ausus I was curious if there knives would excite me as much as the pen. Upon opening the box and pulling the Ausus out I knew I was going to be happy. However, once I flipped the thumb stud and it flew open like butter... I was very impressed. This knife does not disappoint. From the miacarta handles to the d2 blade and smooth ball bearing opening... just wow. Funny story, I actually put it through my ankle straight to the bone, super clean cut, couldn’t even feel it! Butter! This knife is impeccable! Now also keep in mind my EDC is normally a spyderco, Emerson, or benchmande. This knife will be replacing those for time to come!