SOG is an American company and makes some of the finest personal carry knives on the market. These knives are not cheap CHICOM imports or knock-offs flogged by most box-Mart chains - kudos to Target for offering these lines of knives! You will NOT be disappointed with this knife and it will do you right in its lifetime and in another lifetime as you pass it on to your heirs as "Made in America For Americans!"
I've always loved SOG products, and the Flash II is one of their best, if not the best, assisted-opening pocket knives. However, while the durability of the blade is good as far as pocket knives go, it's very hard to sharpen the blade after extended use because of the serration.
Personally, I think serration on a pocket knife is completely unnecessary, the only reason I bought this model is because Target did not offer a straight edge at the time.
In short, I'd definitely recommend the Flash II, but try and find a non-serrated model.