Keep a good knife with you . Show it a little respect by keeping it sharp lubed at the pivot if it's a folding blade and cleaned after each use . You never know when it might save your life or someone else's . To me knives and pistols have a lot in common and they need to fit your hand well , not be slick so you can get a good grip if your hands are wet or slick from something and have a good balance . I don't think that either one is designed to be a one size fits all with different sizes and designs for different uses . The cutting blade isn't supposed to be a screw driver or a prybar and the handle or pomelle isn't a hammer . As with the rest of out kit we take to the field with us a good knife might , should , be a part of it the same as our rifle ,ammo and calls just a thought .