This was my first Guardian Technical knife purchase. I am a big Microtech fan, (and always will be) and was looking at other options. A friend told me about the GT – OT Fronts crisp action, so I checked them out at BladeHQ. I ended up with a large precision knife that sounds like racking a shotgun. The action is the best I have operated. The Recon-Elite is quite large and impressive, maybe too large for an everyday carry, but a first-class OTF.