I decided to test the saw and the two different blades on a scrap piece of 3/4" cherry since that is what gave me such problems with my last coping saw (junk...). What I immediately noticed was that the blade was held in much stronger tension than my last saw could ever muster. That alone likely accounted for a lot of the problem I was having with my last saw. As stated above, looks mean little, but the Olsen saw was shinny and had a larger, more refined handle.
In the next two pictures you will see a series of cuts. The three cuts to the far left were made with 10-full strokes of the TFWW blade. The next series of three lines to the right were made with 10-full strokes of the Pegasus brand blades. The two lines on the far right-hand side of the scrap were made by the TFWW (left) and the Pegasus (right) brand blades. The TFWW blade only needed 20-strokes to cut that radius while the Pegasus brand took 37 strokes(and was harder for me to make as smooth or as tight as the other).
Synopsis: The Olson coping saw is worth every penny of the $12.00 I paid for it and it definitely puts to rest any thoughts of spending $100 on a Knew Concept's saw... Pegasus brand blades are much better than the horrific coping saw blades sold at your local box store, but for speed of cut and controllability, I preferred the TFWW blades hands-down.