I'm trying to purchase a 3"-max blade-length knife for a younger relative. I wanted to gift a ZT 0350TS, but the 3.25" blade is illegal in Michigan. The young man is question would have loved this knife, and I know ZT quality. I'd really like to find something similar, heavy-duty, good quality. I had a HEST 2.0 some time ago, but sold it. Perhaps I should have kept it; it was a decent knife.
And also a similar (but cheaper) knife for a much younger grandson, in the $50-$100 range for Colorado, which has a 3.5" blade-length limitation.