I EDC a Benchmade Stryker. I carried a Schrade Uncle Henry Bearpaw folding hunter for over twenty years before going to the Benchmade. My favorite fixed blades are an ESEE 5 and a good old leather handle Kabar fighting knife. I baby the ESEE 5 and beat the snot out of the Kabar.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” ― Samuel Adams