Prior to this Griptillian I bought today I never spent $100 on a folder and my Esee Avispa was the best one I owned at $45. Anyways I spent $100 at REI and took the plunge on the Griptillian over the Bugout model. I did like the light weight and S30V steel of the Bugout but The Grip had steel liners, 154cm, and felt stronger in hand. I never thought I would ever pay more than $50 for a folder but so far I am liking this Griptillian. If anyone has experience with Benchmade please share your thoughts and experiences with me.