I was looking at the Nov. 2006 issue of Tactical Knives magazine recently. There was an article on fast-opening (that is, assisted-opening) CRKT knives and another that I found interesting on Italian-made Kukri variants. Another article discussed the MA-1 from Miltner Adams. I liked the look of this blade! I'd also like a better look at its "SHARPENING ON DEMAND" sharpen-inside-the-handle method. I'm usually not so interested in knife magazines. They tend to focus on technical, rather than tactical, matters, and I am both not very knowledgeable about the science and art of knife-making and also much less interested in it. But what caught my eye, and caused me to look at this and then a couple of other knife magazines, was the article mentioned at the very top of the cover: "STREET SMARTS: FIGHTING BACK: Beating a Hard-Core Attacker!" Thinking this would be about the tactical use of the weapon, I picked up the magazine. The article was by Kevin Martin of Bando but I found it much too general to be of interest to me. It may well have been appropriate to the magazine's audience, but I would be much more likely to read these magazines if there were more articles indicating precisely why a particular design facilitated drawing the knife, slashing with it, etc., in a combative situation. I do like looking at the ads in these magazines, though! The ad for the Merlin knife deploying holster, that helps one draw a folder into opened position, was neat to see. It looks like it'd be fun to play with.