I work ridiculously long days (11.5-12 is the norm) but one nice thing is that slipping out for a few minutes to do something is fine. I had left work to do something and decided to swing by the mail room. We had a small package and I had a pretty good idea what it was.
One of the brutal ironies of life is that in order to open a package with a knife you need to have a knife. Seriously it is just sort of rediculous. Thankfully I had been carrying a random Gerber knife in my pocket so the package did get opened. It was a large tanto style 50/50 serated Cold Steel Voyager. I have been sort of checking it out today and to be honest I am impressed. It seems to be a really sturdy very high quality knife, basically what you expect from Cold Steel. Don't remember exactly what I paid but it was pretty reasonable for a quality knife. It is pretty big and probably up to every task I will realistically use it for. Heaven forbid I have to play who can kill who with a knife first with somebody this wouldn't be a bad one to have. It is bulkier than the comparably sized Spyderco because instead of having a slim handle that is tiny at the end this one had a nice real full handle.
Some folks use really cheap knives. I think they are generally junk though some knives are just simple and a really good value. Also some other folks carry super expensive knives. I just can't see dropping hundreds of dollars on a knife. After all it is a pocket knife and occasionally they can get lost or whatever. I just can't see spending so much on a knife that I would hesitate to use it. I use knives mostly for increadibly mundane stuff but occasionally circumstances dictate that I am rough on them. Thinking that I don't want to scratch the glossy Navy SEAL tested, super optimized finish on a knife will not do. If I must I will use a knife to cut stuff it is not intended to cut or pry or as a screwdriver and would not want to hesitate in a time of need.
Anyway I have a new knife which is cool.