You know what I'd like to see more of? Tactical knives that are designed so they're also useful for kitchen-type work. It's a simple fact that "tactical" knives used in military conditions and also for outdoor use are OFTEN used to prepare food. Stay with me here... Kitchen knives have a blade/handle relationship that allows for (say while using it in the middle of a flat table or counter) the back edge of the knife to touch down on the surface (cutting board) without the handle or your fingers getting in the way. The PROBLEM with "tactical" knives and a lot of outdoor knives is that they often have handle guards that prevent this common food-prep behavior. It's a simple change. Just get rid of the bottom guard. For example, I once had a Kabar Warthog (see photo attached or standard model) where I ground off the bottom guard, effectively turning it into a tactical chef's knife. Look at the photo and imagine it. I know there are a very few out there - maybe even some customs. Actually, I once had an extensive conversation about this very concept about this with Tom Krein over the phone, and I think he might have taken it to heart and done something like this. (I'm not up to date on all his current models.) And I know there is he occasional "tactical cleaver", but all of this is still very rare. I don't know who all has knives that fit this concept, but I'm curious and would love to build a list if you'll help me here. Cold Steel (bad segue from Tom Krein, I know) turned one of their small kitchen knives into a neck knife. It was a good move. I may buy one. 4" blade folders could work the same way. For example, there are a few Emerson folders that would work this way with some material removed from the handles, like the CQC-10 which would allow the entire blade to touch-down if the handle was relieved of its guard. Some others would need some removed from the butt as well. A.G. Russel has a folding chef's knife as well. I want one, but I don't think it has the other strengths and features we like here on BF. Anyway, how hard would it be for makers to make a folder or fixed blade with a thick, flat-ground blade, with a strong point, but a blade that extended down below the handle so the thing behaves like a chef's knife. This is a rhetorical question, of course. It would be easy. I'm not just asking for a list of knives, here, that fit the bill. I'm hoping to open a discussion about the concept of allowing the back of the blade to be able to touch-down on a cutting board, and the concept of having a tactical knife that has food prep in mind in the overall design of the knife. Go. .