My youngest loves knives and has been talking about getting a pocket knife. This weekend we took a field trip to a knife store. Wow, what a selection and education (for me). We looked at all the name brand, very well made knives plus they had a bargain basement (my words, not theirs) display of knives from China and such. We skipped the bargain basement display because that is not what he is looking for. The kid held different knives, talked to the sales people and we ended up leaving without a knife. He is looking to purchasing his first real pocket knife. Many times on the monkey I read posts of members have stated that they have carried the same pocket knife for XX years. My son is looking to find the pocket knife that he will carry with him throughout his life. He is really very serious and is not being impulsive with this decision. He had previously talked about ordering one on-line but I discouraged because somethings need to be bought in person. After our trip to the knife store, he understood that if it does not feel right then that is not the one. We talked on the way home. Actually he talked and I would occasionally ask a question. Since I am not a knife person, I did not get it but after our trip to the knife store, I finally understood. This a rite of passage to manhood.