I judge all my auto knives off my Benchmade Invicta. This knife doesn't compare to the benchmade but it does not compare to the $25 to $100 knives that all suffer from the feeling of a cheap knife. The blade lacks excessive play. The action is strong and reliable. The weight is decent for it's size. The blade comes very sharp. I have had one for a month know and I am ordering 2 more for friends.