I'm looking for a new folder and I've stumbled across some real neat looking Gerber knives. The only problem is, Gerber is the most confusing brand when it comes to knife quality. I always see cheaper quality Gerber knives at walmart. I purchased one a couple years ago and the thing was garbage. I ended up throwing it away after a couple weeks. Now around the same time, my friend returned home from serving overseas in Iraq. He showed me his Gerber LMF Infantry 2 and I was amazed on how good the quality was. I'd never held such a well-balanced, rugged, durable knife before in my life. Which brings me to my question, whats the deal with their quality of knives? I see all these good looking knives online, but I'm hesitant to go through with a purchase because of my personal experience with their folding knives. Are the Gerber blades sold at Walmart some cheaper chinese version? Cause that's what it seems like to me.