Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Both of those terms are used tongue in cheek, but I wonder why there is a sort of dismissive attitude towards "tactical" knives but you don't see the same thing in regards to "full dress"? (First off, let's all agree that people practicing for the Zombie Apocalypse in their parent's basement or stabbing steel barrels or ballistic gel models are not who we are talking about. Just normal people with no illusions as to their personal tactical-ness, who happen to like a certain type of knife). Based on my collection, I clearly favor the tactical (I know, like a lot of you I hate that term) side of things - I think I own 2 non black handled knives, one in bone and another uncolored Ti. I have one knife with color/anodized liners, the bone handled knife I just mentioned. I don't have any black bladed knives, not my thing (and I don't need to be invisible in the dark, so why would I need a black blade). My collection reflects this with some of quality makers you would expect on this end of the spectrum. But, I just don't get the wildly colorful insect type full dress knives. A lot of them are quite beautiful. I'd just be terrified to carry any of those elaborate damascus, MokuTi, ZircuTi, full anodized, dragonscale finished handled things for fear of scratching them. You've seen them on IG - guys with a ridiculously expensive collection of skittle colored beetle knives simultaneously draped over an expensive bottle of booze, a Cuban, a custom pistol, and Hublot, all shot inside a 100K car. Anyway, my intention is all in good fun. We all like what we like, I am just amused that lots of people get a good laugh at the "tactical" end of things, but you don't see a lot of confusion or head shaking over the "pocket jewelry." Is it just certain individuals that give "tactical" knives a bad rap? Do they just make the most noise and make the knives seem silly? Would people be less amused by that end of things if that guy in the basement with the "No Ragrets" tattoo and the ICP shirt would quit YT'ing his elite tomahawk and knife skills? But what about the over the top "full dress" guys on IG? Doesn't that seem ridiculous too? I guess I ask since I am not a young guy, and I do favor the "tactical" side, just wish there was something else to call it. And if I am confessing my knife sins, I should probably add that I still don't really get the Shiro thing or the CRK thing. I know. Seriously hopeless.