I love the edge holding capabilities of my Manix II in Maxomet steel. But it is quite brittle. I'd bet the sandwich helps that out immensely on the Hap40 blades.
I'd really like to get in on some more of the exotic steels that Spyderco uses, but I always seem to miss out on the sprint runs...
I'm a big fan of flippers.
The Sandvik 12C27 steel it's made of is technically stainless, so corrosion shouldn't be a problem. Doesn't seem to be an especially hard steel, so you'll probably need to reestablish the edge periodically. But it should take a nice edge.
Should be good value...
That's an install similar to your F-250.
Not surprised. I've known some dudes who do fleet radio work for departments. Not too impressive
Gotcha, knew it was upfitter caused but didn't realize it was the previous generation.
I usually debadge and desticker my cars. The Ranger helped me make my decision this time though.
FX-4 sticker started to peel at my first car wash, self serve wand bay type. Took 'em both off that day.
I don't carry anything too impressive. Mostly Spydercos as they are based here in Colorado.
My most heavily used:
Spyderco Delica 4 w/ Emerson Wave Opener
My favorite flipper:
Spyderco Smock w/ detent ball mod
My only "designer steel":
Spyderco Manix 2 Lightweight in Maxomet steel
That would be the one instance I'd go against my norm and get the cheaper version.
Generally though when looking at a 90% price difference you're going to give something up. Looking at the one you linked to it seems pretty flimsy to me. Obviously there will be some functionality differences...