I just bought my frist knife yesterday from a store in the mall. I got a black Spyderco Meadowlark for a few reasons. 1 Its small so its easy to carry, I hate having big bulky items in my pockets. 2. It has a half serated blade, I prefer serated blades. 3. Most importantly it was cheap! $44 CDN taxes in. Today I went to a Army Surplus store and I found another Spyderco knife the ATR Black with a serated blade. I liked it, looks sweet, but its expensive... $225 CDN before taxes. I found some on ebay for $116 USD shipped but I want the knife crews opinion on this particular model. Im also open to other cool models since Im a noobie knife crew member, but I'd like to keep my costs around 100 130 USD before shipping/taxes. TIA! ITs WHORE TIME!