I just received my knife today and I couldn't be happier. Smooth action, really nice walk and talk. Fit and finish on mine is dare I say superb. I'm unable to feel any transition between the bolster and elk - in fact I can confidently say that it has the best scale to bolster fit of any production knife I own. No issues with gaps in the springs. I'm a fan of the very nice, dark ridged elk. Here it is with a friend for size comp. I like that it's large but very pocket friendly. Thank you Sk Blades, Buck, and everyone who contributed to this endeavor! Thank you for making a wonderful and affordable knife!