I received these 3 knives in today's mail fellas, and I got them from my friend Mark at SSK(Sharpnshinyknives)! There's a bit of history behind a couple of them, so I'll relay a little of it to you. The first knife is a Finka NKVD Russian folder that I saw about a year ago on a Russian knife website. They had about 6 different models all dependant on what embellishments one desired, ranging from US$170.-US$600.+, mostly due to which exotic steel you wanted. I very much liked the design of the knife but didn't want to pay that kind of money for one, so, I put it on my "Watch List" for future consideration. In the meantime I saw copies on some of the Chinese sites priced at about US$28., but being short of money at the time I didn't pull the trigger for one. Sure enough, when I was finally in a position to purchase one, they were sold out. I kept checking for them to be back in stock but always drew a blank. Then, about 2 months ago they showed up on ebay, priced from US$35.-$45.! Around the same time they were back in stock on a Chinese site, slightly cheaper, so I ordered one. I watched a YouTube vid of the knife in which the seller was pulling the blade from it's channel about 25 degrees and then "flicking" it open the rest of the way. This was cause for concern for me because, I knew from personal experience this was a favorite trick of Canada Customs, thus allowing them to seize it as a gravity knife. I was hoping against hope that mine would squeak through, but then the letter arrived from Customs informing me my knife had been seized as a prohibited gravity knife. RIDICULOUS, I agree! My wheels started turning and I realized that my packages from Mark came through a different Customs station than my packages from China, a much less anal location, so I asked Mark if he would order me one from ebay, and send it along with other knives I'd bought from him, which he was happy to do. As an added precaution I asked Mark to tighten the adjustable pivot as much as possible, just to ensure that should the "flick" trick be attempted the blade wouldn't budge, and he did. My added precaution turned out to be unnecessary as the package wasn't even inspected, but it made waiting for my knife a lot easier. The knife is an 8 3/4" OAL Finka NKVD Russian lockback folding swinguard/SS drop-point blade with blood groove floating swinguard and s/g mounted thumb-stud, SS bolsters liners pins and lanyard tube, adjustable pivot, and black+white ABS scales with Soviet symbol inlays on both sides. A hefty piece weighing about 5 oz.'s, and arrived relatively sharp. It's totally unmarked, but I know it came from China. A well-built clone for only a fraction of the cost of an original, and only made possible through Mark's generosity! The second knife also has a little history in that, I've had it on my radar to purchase for sometime now, and once again was received through Mark's help. This knife was an ebay auction item, and the seller wouldn't ship outside the US, so Mark bid on it and won it for me. An added perk for this knife was that Mark sold it to me at cost, because he wanted to show me his appreciation for being a good customer, a gesture I'll always be grateful for. It tuned out to be a lot smaller than I thought it was, and only recently discovered that this model comes in 3 different sizes, with the one I received being the smallest at only 6"'s. I will keep an eye out for the largest model to compliment the smaller, and I'll post it when I find one. It's a Kershaw 2410 linerlock folder that's 6" OAL/SS drop-point blade with thumb-stud, what is likely an aluminum body with black rubber cross-cut inlays, adjustable pivot, and SS single liner. This one's featherweight at only 1 1/3 oz.'s, but very sharp. Has a "kershaw" stamp on the front tang, and "2410/JAPAN" stamped on the back tang. This knife won't be new to many of you, but one I've wanted ever since I first saw it. And, the final knife today is the crown jewel of the 3, a beautiful Paragon lockback folder that's 8 1/4" OAL with a SS drop-point blade that has a thumb cutout for opening, SS liners and pins, and deep black Micarta scales that are gorgeous! Not sure of the weight of this one, but I think 5 oz.'s would be a fair guesstimate, and came razor-sharp, so much so that I immediately cut myself! There's the Paragon phoenix logo along with "PARAGON" stamped on the front tang, and, "SEKI CITY/JAPAN" stamped on the rear tang. I got this knife directly from Mark's SSK store, and he was kind enough to hold it for me until I could afford to purchase it. This knife is an excellent example of Japanese workmanship, and I wouldn't dream of ruining it by putting it to work!