ok its time for me to buy a new knife and instead of buying more crap I'm after a good one this time. I currently carry a kershaw clash thats seen better days the hinge is worn there is a lot of side to side play that can no longer be tightened the soft chinese steel won't keep an edge for more than a day or 2 of hard use. I cut a lot of heavy cardboard on a nearly daily basis. I want an American made knife or if not American a very good quality knife. I top out budget wise at $100 ant thats stretching it to get the griptilian into any possible running.