I'm wanting a smallish fixed blade I can stick in my back pocket while working around the farm, and be able to carry it more in public (I like Moras, and while perfectly legal to have one on my belt in town in my state, I just prefer not to). I tried this thing, and it was nothing but a safety hazard. Great steel and a solid sheath, just the blade was too wide and the handle too short; and it was very difficult to control when cutting. I have a few choices I've found, but I'm looking for other suggestions that might be better.
Currently, here's my own personal running. Any other suggestions?
Not exactly slim enough for back pocket carry, but from Mora; their Eldris. It's also short enough to where I think using the adapter, I could carry it on my belt. And it should be good for front pocket carry, as opposed to back as intended. 2 1/2 inch blade. For small EDC stuff, about right. Plenty of color choices too.
The Buck PakLite Skinner seems like one that can take some serious abuse; and is quite reasonable at $18. With a 3 7/8 blade, too long, and the sheath is made for belt carry. Still though, may get one anyway for belt carry and hunting use.
https://www.buckknives.com/product/pakl ... 0143BKS-B/
The AG Russell Pocket Scalpel. Thin, slim, tough; and AUS-10 steel. Very solid sheath designed for pocket use and to not come detached from the knife on its own. Also really reasonable at $20. Seems near perfect, with a 2 1/4" blade and 4" overall.
https://agrussell.com/knife/A-G-Russell ... U-T914-10A
Also, I like the Pocket Skinner and Hunter Caper from the War Eagle Blades line, also an AG Russell Product. A bit bigger with 3 1/4" blades and 7" overall; maybe a tiny bit too big.
https://agrussell.com/knife/War-Eagle-B ... EB-FX14NOR
While a bit too costly for me at the moment (even at the significantly lower prices through their dealers), I really like the Esee knives. Many are available in all sorts of colors, but I'll go with the high visibility choices.
The Izula is a pretty popular model, available in both 440C and 1095. A bit hard to choose; but I'll likely go with 440C due to its edge retention and corrosion resistance. 5" overall, 2" blade. Seems like a good balance of handle/blade that is easy to control.
The Imlay Rescue is a new model designed for climbers, rafters, and kayakers. I like it because it's blunt tipped and serrated. I always like to have a blunt tip serrated rescue or rope knife on me around the farm, whether for cutting myself out of some predicament or even extricating livestock from stuff they've gotten wrapped up in.