As I previously explained -knives are utility tools for me : I use them to cut ,bore holes in plastic back boxes and drywall,scrape dry wall compound out of back boxes , shave wood studs, pound plastic anchors into concrete , cut roots and slice holes in sod, etc. Almost all folding knives are very obviously designed and intended to be used ONLY for cutting tasks (including the vast majority of Spyderco's excellent knives). So despite having gone over 60 years since the last time someone threatened me with a knife (I have never been in a situation where a knife made any sense in terms of self defense.) -I tend to carry/use so called tactical (mall ninja) knives -they stand up to the use I put my knives to. Downside -even the more compact "tactical" folders are heavy -my current one sided STR/ATRs are very light 115 grams -but realistically not very good for hammering. I have a work van well equiped with Milwaukee cordless tools - they sure have made life easier. But on most job sites I'm 20 years older than the next oldest guy on that job and been doing what I do for a longtime. Since I'm self emplyed and hard bid jobs to include install labour - guess I'd pretty much ignore most ideas about how to do my work (code issues excepted).