The M-16 is a nice knife, but I can't stand the bead blast finish on the blade. For the money I would look at the Benchmade 350. It's the small, lightweight version of the Mel Pardue automatic. It is VERY light, has a pretty flush liner-lock mechanism to avoid closure, and is a very good looking knife. The AFCK is probaby your best bet however, since the 350 is by all means a small knife. The AFCK models have those highly functional blade designs, and can be applied to more uses then any other knife in its price range. As for the Stryker, you really need to see one in person before you decide. I thought they were handsome and useful until I held one in person, it looked completely different for some reason. The modified tanto blade is annoying and not very usefull for most of the jobs an all around knife gets used for. Good luck.
Robert Joseph Ansbro