I respect fellow knife collectors however I’m a guy who uses my knives rather than buy them and not use them. Let’s see some beaters! Here is my workhorse the Cold Steel Recon 1, it’s too big for EDC but I do carry it from time to time if I’m in the woods or need it at work otherwise it’s stationed in my truck full time. This thing is a beast, one time I went to my Sisters Boyfriends house last winter and they wanted a fire but had no kindling, I actually used this to split logs, I tapped it all the way through a small log and made kindling, everyone was impressed, I highly recommend this knife. No doubt the steel is “Soft” but it takes about a minute to get surgically sharp again, the locking mechanism is as strong as you can get.