Here's a brief update on the BK9. I found the handle to be a bit slippery when I use it with dry hands. After I get a bit of a sweat going its no problem. To remedy the situation I wrapped the handle with some black "self adhesive" or "sport wrap" type tape I had laying around. It works like a charm and gives a much better grip. You can buy this stuff at drug stores, too. I recycle mine when I go to the Doc's for blood testing or when Mrs Wifey gives blood. They use this stuff a lot these days instead of adhesive bandages or tape. I must have 6 different colors laying around here.