I've had the larger sibling for a few years now, and this year I picked up the Lynn Thompson Kris version. Both great knives. Well today, the Big Brown Truck brought me little brother. I'm here to tell you that this is one sweet knife! It feels so good in hand, perfectly balanced and insanely sharp. The thumb stud is slightly awkward to use, but I find it much easier to deploy than on the larger Ti-Lites. It would be nice if it had a lanyard hole as I'm not a big fan of pocket clips. I prefer to just slip it into my jeans front pocket. The larger model carries very well this way and I haven't had a chance to take this new one for a walk in the woods yet. The "wave" feature is not something that I'm apt to use. All said, I'm really liking this knife. I should have bought a 4" a long time ago.