I can't believe I'm doing this. I really, really hate Cold Steel's advertising, but I must admit that, due to everyone's praise of either a selection of or their entire product line, I am interested in some of their stuff. Now I'd like your opinions on their Cullodens, both regular and mini. That is, how do they hold up doing regular chores? You can opine about serrations, but I'm not planning on getting one. Would it be a pretty good light hiking/light utility knife? Howzabout self-defense? Worried about the lack of a guard, ya know. Interesting design, and is it true that it comes in Carbon V, too? What the hell is Carbon V, anyway? Thanks in advance.