I also had purchased a laguiole and was disappointed. The recent threads about laguiole got me all fired up again and I ordered one from Gilles at Fontenille Pataud and got it last week. Like you said, this one is a different story. Most excellent! So to answer your question, yes, it was my EDC all last week, but this morning I grabbed my little Joel Chamblin English style lock-back. The laguiole will come around again in the EDC rotation I feel sure.