Decided to come up with a utilitarian list that would be useful to every gentleman regardless of profession, age, or budget range. Be it for EDC, house chores, recreational camping, urban survival, or last resort self-defense, I think at least one of these knives should fit those roles. Hope it’s an entertaining read. Tuff Lite - Whether it’s the regular size or the mini, this is a capable work knife priced extremely well. Good application of the wharncliffe blade, small enough to toss in the pocket, inclusion of the Tri-Ad lock—plenty of things going for this little guy. Easy knife to recommend to someone looking for an inexpensive, compact workhorse. SRK - A versatile utility fixed blade. If I needed to distribute knives for my team of survivalists after society flips out, it would be either this or the Recon Tanto (though I realize the tanto tip is not everyone’s cup of tea). You can do camp chores with it, cut rope, chop small branches, and it’ll keep on trucking. Also, for me at least, it’s not too long or heavy so it’s fairly convenient to stow in a backpack or attach to your belt for long periods of time. The option of having this knife in SK5 or 3V is a nice bonus as well. Recon 1 - Let biases be known, this is my favorite folding knife to date. The ergonomics just work for me, the tanto blade came sharp out of the box, and lockup is 100% solid. For EDC tasks, this is my go-to knife. The aggressive tacticool design doesn’t bother me one bit. Proved to myself several times that this knife simply works. Voyager XL - I’d say the niche of this one is the Tuff Lite’s bigger brother. Whereas the first knife on our list is the faithful mule, the Voyager XL is the massive reliable draft horse. There may be days when you’ll find the additional cutting edge handy. It’s possible to use a longer knife more carefully as you would a smaller knife (choking up and resting your thumb on the spine) but you can’t expect a 2.5” blade to perform like a 5.5” beast. Feel free to share your own list! I’m interested to know what you guys would recommend.