Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! @Warrior108 once again granted me the inestimable privilege of having some of his knives in-home for evaluation, in a slightly more manageable sampling than last time: Runt, Pocket Kephart, Lil Lady(finger), Monarch The first two knives were here to evaluate for purchase, with the Lil Lady and (surprise) Monarch along for the ride for the fun of revelations and Compare. All The Blue Things: Monarch, Handyman, Patch, Lil Lady, Sylvrfalcen, Esquire, Sgian Dubh, Pocket Kephart, Runt The Pocket Kephart has continued to jump out of pictures, my own and others', since I had Jerry's here earlier in the year, haunting and teasing me. When arranging for the shipment of these knives, I was sure that the PK would be remaining with me this time-- to put the hankering to rest-- while the Runt would simply satisfy my curiosity about the pattern and be on its way. Boy howdy, was I wrong about the Runt. Regardless of how many pictures I've seen, I was not prepared for how small the pattern was, nor how much I would immediately gravitate to this particular knife. I started laughing as soon as I unwrapped it, and am smiling still. What a cool little piece of workmanship! With a 3.5"-handled GEC #68 Racer X! [I just realized I don't have pictures of this wee power-puncher in hand. I will remedy this once I have time and light again.] Not only is the knife great, it arrived in a sheath that fits the knife really well, meeting my more recent criteria for the least amount of leather to safely carry a given knife. Now that I have a better idea of what's possible, I shall be even more mindful of this aesthetic going forward, so much do I enjoy the svelte, fitted perfection of this combination (not my picture): Pocket Kephart: I wrote in detail about my estimation of this exact PK here, determining that I loved its looks but not, ultimately, its feel in hand. This time around, I was poised to allow my eyes to overrule my hand (and even brain), because I sure do love how the knife looks... ... but once again determined that there just isn't enough there there for me with this knife. With so many other patterns/knives that earnestly beckon (including those I already own, let alone the ever-new), it doesn't make sense to try to like one! So, my anticipated order of things was overturned: from the moment I laid eyes on the Runt, I was a goner (and it was a stay-er), while my ambivalent hopefulness about the PK has turned back towards regretful dismissal now that I have it here again-- a conclusion hastened by my having gained a Sgian Dubh in the interim, a knife of similar size that baffles me in the looks department but is a favorite in use. Sgian Dubh, Esquire, Pocket Kephart: Similar blade shapes and lengths; very different knives! Who Wore It Better, small knife division: Funny, what a spot o' light can do for one's blades: So similar, so different. The guard on the PK leaves the handle feeling shorter than that of the Sgian Dubh. The PK's handle is also slimmer, which in this case doesn't help-- I would appreciate a little more to hold on to, which the SG provides. [The 1/8" SD is slightly thicker and heavier than the 3/32" PK, in a welcome way.] Still to come: a Lil Lady, a Gum Buggy Monarch, and a close look at Shadetree "navy blue." ~ P.