Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hello all, My son is about to commission into the US Army as a Field Artillery Officer and Id like to buy him a knife as a present when he graduates. Something durable and useful for when he is in the field and the day he eventually deploys. I know little about knives but I am thinking of some sort of fixed blade given its inherent strength? Should it be a multi purpose knife that can do anything, or should it be more focused and then he have a folder for smaller tasks? Im open to advice. If im going down the wrong track let me know.