Thank you to everyone for your great family stories. It reminded me off how much I appreciate my own grandfather, who luckily is still kicking, and this past christmas actually recieved three new Case Knives to add to his collection. These along with a few others make up his collection of hunting, fishing, and war momento knives. While I personally like a fixed blade for my woods carry he and I both also bring along our trusty folders.
I personally like supplementing my fixed blade with a small swiss army knife. It do this because it gives me more options than just carrying a single blade folder around without adding too much weight. I don't care how awesome, ergonomic, tough, or handsome my fixed blade is when my stupid flashlight (other accessory) has broken and I need a screwdriver to fix it I grab my swiss army. It's that beautiful simple addition of ability which in my mind makes the swiss army or multitool the king of all EDC. Honestly I don't even carry a folder anymore because I have found that the blades of my multitool or swiss army knife are plenty sharp and due to their size are able to complete the same task as a single blade folder. To me this is an issue I am seeing in many folding knives which are out today. Why try to make a more rugged, or strong folder? It will never have the stability of a fixed blade and all you are doing is taking away the mobility that makes the knife so desirable.
This is of course just my opinion on my knives and what I like to carry. It might be stupid as all get outs but hey... I'm not dead yet XP