I too favor the time ,and combat, proven Ka-bar. This is a knife that was born in battle and has been in every American war since it’s birth in WWII. During my 20 year military experience, a Ka-Bar was always in my alice pack. Carried it for two tours in Viet Nam, and on numerous hiking, canoeing, hunting trips without it ever letting me down. My brother (the lucky fool) was canoeing the Colorado , alone, when his canoe capsized in a rapid. Losing all his gear except what was on his person. His Ka-Bar helped him start a fire, dry out, and hike out. (2 days) Always said that knife saved his life.