Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I have too many knives. I've sold and bought, sold and bought. I know it's a harmless hobby, one I've had since my Cub Scout days. With that said, I rediscovered an old favorite. My Rule #9 is identical to the original and sports an ebony handle with blue liners. I've more or less convexed the edge, and it's plenty slicey. Sanded the handle to round out any edges that might cause a hotspot and used it for kitchen duties as well as whittling on the occasional stick. The 90 spine is great for scraping bark or creating dust for fire prep. It cuts sandwiches and cheese and has doubled as a way to spear sausage bites from plate to mouth. It's not for the faint of heart, it has a savage look about it and without much of a guard, pretty dumb to consider stabbing it repeatedly into hard surfaces without gloves or your thumb locked on the butt end. This knife wasn't designed by me (I designed the Phoenix-a damn fine blade too 👍🏻 but this baby gets a bunch of use. It's light, has a simple kydex sheath that holds it lightly, in case it ever needed to be a self defense tool. As a martial arts instructor for over 35 years, I've never needed to use a weapon in a fight and certainly don't intend to, but it's fun to play with nonetheless. Thanks for your great work, John! .jpg[/IMG][/URL] And since I live within a few minutes of Paisley Park, here's a look at people outside paying homage to the late Prince.