One style of blade I rarely give a second glance is the "Persian" blade - generally, a long and upswept blade with a very stark curvature to the blade. Many knives have this blade profile, but I've never really been able to figure out a practical EDC use for them. Some examples, the last one being the inspiration for this post: Now, generally, I would argue that the end-all blade shape for EDC tasks is a tie between a wharncliffe or modified sheepsfoot blade, exemplified here by these Bökers: What has kept me away is the curvature - it seems like I would have to crane the knife at really awkward angles just to get functional use of the tip - a tip that is generally not very well reinforced as well! Additionally, it seems like the brunt of the cutting would be done with the apex of the curve just because it's the most readily accessible portion of the cutting edge. I don't want to be guilty of not giving an entire blade style fair consideration, though, and would like to hear of any real practical advantages or general EDC uses where this blade profile really shines. Really, I just want you to give me an excuse to buy that Microtech SBK because, as my friend put it when I showed it to him on my phone: "Daaaaaaaamn. That's just sexy."