Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I just returned from a week long vacation in Pureto Vallarta, Mexico. Because of the knife laws in Mexico and my better safe than sorry attitude, I decided to go with the bare minimum. A Vic Classic that was given to me years ago by my wifes uncle. He worked for Chrysler and it was given to him by the parts supplier Federal Mogul. I wasn't afraid of using losing this one so I cleaned it up, oiled it, put a sharp edge on it and made it my only knife for the past eight days. It saw sand at the beach and pool water but I didn't take it in the ocean as I didn't want the surf freeing it from my pocket. The scissors saw the most use. The only time I wished I had a longer blade was when cutting croissants at breakfast. The resort butter knives just destroyed them. Otherwise, I never really needed more than the little Classic.