My mom always gave me an Amazon gift card for bday and Christmas. She was poorer than any of us but wouldnt have it any other way. She always made me promise that I would use it for myself and more often than not I wouldn't (and she knew it). Something would come up and I would use it on something we really needed or something for the kids. It was easier than spending what little money we had on it...The last one she gave me was on Christmas and I had put a Stainless Izula in my cart and was about to buy it but something came up and we used it to pick up a few health related items. Since she passed away this past Spring I knew that I would never get another chance so I saved up and ordered it as her very belated Christmas gift to me. It's taking the place of my well used/loved Gray Izula (the only ESEE I currently owned until today). Before the swap....(bad lighting..sorry) After the swap...I was relieved that the sheath still has excellent retention. The orange bk14 scales are only going to be on this temporarily until I save up for the blue TKC scales (moms favorite color).