I bought a Smith & Wesson folder, just to try it out before I go spending $$$. I've been carrying it as an EDC item for about six months now, and have actually grown quite used to the blade, even as a utility tool. I wouldn't work in the yard with a knife that I've spent a couple of hundred bones on, but with a $25 S&W, I figured why not see what it could do. I haven't been disappointed. About a month ago, I picked up a Ka-bar TDI Law Enforcement Knife. With the sharp-angled drop point, it wields much like a K-bit; of course you don't have the finger loop to help with retention, so that's a bit of a drawback. At any rate, I like the design. I now carry both - none of my fixed blades are of "legal" length, and wouldn't be practical to carry in my work environment - one in the pocket and one in the ruck. I'm sold.