My local knife dealer is trying to get me an Emerson Persian folding knife but advises me they are on "indefinite" backorder. Any chance of another production run in the near future or should I start checking or a used one? I'd heard the shape of the Persian folder is based on a fixed blade, can you give us a bit of history on why it looks the way it does? There seems to be some love/hate for the design, some say its too much of a curve, other swear by the Persian. I look forward to trying it myself.