I have some new sharpening equipment on the way so I want to add a new knife to go with the tools, so I have a few questions which I can't find the answers to through google so far. 1) Has anyone tried the new Colt carbon steel traditional knives, if so how are they? Particularly the steel, was it better than the 440a in the Rough Riders? I am not expecting much, just wanted another stepping stone before going with what will likely be a Case/Queen/GEC/etc latter down the line, I just don't want to wreck havoc on a new knife getting my sharpening skills in order (Rough Rider is awesome but I love the carbon steel in my opinel which sparked this question). 2) How does the smaller sodbuster design (case sodbuster jr, queen country cousin) compare to the canoe pattern in terms of feel and comfort for the knife? Looking at specs they look pretty similar and my Rough Rider Canoe which is currently my favorite knife and has been since I received it but the sodbuster pattern looks like it has a shot at knocking it off it's throne, so I am curious as to how other peoples impression of it are. 3) As for the sodbuster's I am looking at Rough Rider and Queen mainly (sadly not so much Case due to the tip design, I am not a fan of it). I am curious is the Queen is worth the extra money even to test the pattern and to try out the D2 steel from the get go, as I am still debating this as I am looking at roughly a $25 higher price over the Rough Rider (I am not questioning if it's worth the money, it know it is. I am curious if it is wise to get it first to test out pattern when your on a budget.).And is a DMT Diamond Course good enough to reprofile the d2 blade competently, it's one of the stones I am getting with the DMT Aligner that's on the way. 4) I heard that some of the Utica's lower priced knives used carbon steel on the main blade and stainless on the secondary such as the stockmans. Does anyone know if the Utica KutMaster Catskill Muskrat have both blades made of carbon steel or a mixed? (It be just enough to push me over to getting the Case CV Pen knife over this if it was mixed steels, otherwise I wouldn't normally care to much at this price.) In case anyone is curious the knives I currently narrowed it down to are Rough Rider Stockman/Sodbuster, Colt Carbon Steel Canoe, Queen Country Cousin, Utica KutMaster Catskill Muskrat, Case CV Pen Knife, Case CV Canoe (longshot as I rather wait on it before investing $45 in a knife when I own that pattern), possibly a backup Rough Rider Armor Hide Canoe (current favorite, though if it had the same steel as the carbon steel Opinel it be almost perfect). All the patterns I mentioned I don't own except the Canoe so I be testing them out. For the most part I like the idea of testing patterns out with Rough Riders but the more expensive Case/Utica/Queen usually had something else going for it that I felt the price premium was low enough that I felt comfortable.