I recently went through the whole Busse or Fehrman knife thing. I decided on a Fehrman First Strike kit, the one that comes with the Thru Hiker mounted to the FS kydex case. I figured its the best of both worlds. I can chop when needed with a 7" blade, or use the Thru Hiker for fine cuts if needed. This thread helped make my decision, so thank you all for your input.