Yes, I am a fan as well! I own a Copy of the A.G. Russell STING 1A Boot Knife, an exact copy, except the sheath, I liked the Waterbuffalo sheath on the Origional better, but the knife, the steel, the ballence, all that I had missed in my old sting 1A but at a price I could affoard! It not resides aside my Foebus Holster with my BHP Clone on my day to day carry belt!
CRKT makes a good knife; I carried a KISS for a while and liked it. I collect folders, and most of mine are Case knives. My all-time favorite, the perfect knife for me, is a Case Mini Trapper with a Wharncliff blade instead of the spey. Now that the French are our friends again, I guess it's okay to say I have a 10-cm Laguiole that I like, too.
The girlfriend carries an M-16 when we are out camping or trail riding, or working on the farm.
She really likes it.
I like something a little smaller/lighter or something like a brush hook. I don't use many mid size folders, but I do like the way the M-16 and a couple others we've had from CRKT are made and function.
Top quality knife without the stupid huge price...
The M16s are bad for Taiwanese stuff. I've had a titanium handled M16 for years and it has held up well, but the blade is a little too hard to take an edge. It didn't come very sharp and I can seem to get it to sharpen at all. It also has a knurled part on the blade pivot that chews up the back of my hand any time I reach into my pocket for anything.
I have a Benchmade Griptilian tanto that I'm much happier with.
Crkt make a very good & affordable range of knives. I had a KISS that i used as a neck knife for years till I lost it.I bought an M60 fixed blade & it's tough as hell, comes with drop leg extenders as well.A pretty mean knife imho.
I have a KISS "in the Dark"(black Finish). I love the design, but occasionally it opens on its own and sticks me in the thigh or hand. Especially when I play pocket pull!!(just kiddin). Definately not a good knife for people who are clutzy or poor dexterity. The "In the dark" show wear alot faster too!!
I have an M16-13, aluminum handle, spear point, half-serrated. I've carried this daily for 7-8 years and it's the best folder I've ever had. It's faster and better than a switchblade because I can open and close it with one hand. Plus it's legal to carry here where a switchblade isn't.
I seen the Leopold rifle scope 100th anniversary set Monday. Nice fixed blade with the logo etched on it with leather sheath. Set retails for $400 but the knife can be bought separate for $49 off Amazon. Not sure about long term collect ability of this CRKT? Bob