I haven't looked at the SS model since the addition of 4 way clip holes. I didn't realize it had changed from hollow to flat saber grind. Learn something new every day. Well, nothing wrong with performance, but yes, the look is what I'm after. I asked for linerless just because I have plenty of heavy knives and fewer light ones. Given my druthers, I'll take light over heavy. Steel I'm pretty open on, but I really like K390. Not sure if that will fly with anyone else since it isn't stainless. Even VG-10 works for me. I'd love to see a blue G-10 a couple of shades darker than the FRCP on the S110V Manix lightweight, but I wouldn't want you to get stuck with a five-year supply. To Protect and Serve seems to be popular on police cars, even though I've always thought it should be "To Investigate and Apprehend".