I don't really understand why nobody grabs one of those knives? In my case, I don't like recurves, so #3 is not an option. I am not a fighter, so no #1 for me. So, the blade that I'd be interested in is the Patton one. I am just not sure what to make of Damascus steel, really?! 1084 is a great steel and it is a nice knife. I am just not sure if I would buy this knife and use it as I would with other camp knives made of O1 or even 3V for instance. I also have not figured out yet what to think about user knives with hidden tang and one tiny little pin in the middle?
My 2 cents