JDSpydo got me thinking on his post "unjustly ignored s". The "Massad Ayoob" was one of those I named, to which the reply was, "It was ahead of it's time."
IMO, that's an understatement! This knife is GREAT for SD situations. It's ergonomics are, IMO, near perfect! ie: When I hold it in any SD grip, it is nearly impossible for me to disengage the lock. The blade is a direct extension of my arm, and made from high quality VG-10 steel. ie: The blade placement of lets say, a Police and an Ayoob are totaly different. holding a Police (or most models) the blade will naturally point at a 45 degree angle from your hand. With the Ayoob, it's naturally a direct extension of your forearm, so you are striking or slicing more naturally than with a conventional folder, in which you have to manipulate your wrist to get what you already have with the Ayoob! Imagine adding 4 or 5 inches of pure slicing to the end of your hand! It's not really a utility folder, it's a SD folder, and it's way before it's time. Like JDSpydo, I like the SE as much (actually more) than the PE. It truly is an "unjustly ignored ."