I've carried, mostly, a full size Grip since 2003 or so. I never could warm up to the thumbstud and prefer the older style oval hole, probably just because that is what I'm used to. I broke down and bought a green handled one (also with a 154CM blade) to replace my first one, the topmost grip in the picture (if the picture posts) when my sister in law gave me a hard time about carrying "such a big, mean, looking knife" I was slicing linked brats with it at a family cookout. Tried to reason with her, gave up, and bought the green handled one thinking it would be less threatening to my urban and suburban inlaws. Still too big and dangerous looking according to those gentle souls, so I tried carrying the mini-grip with the non-coated, nice bright blade (in 440C), and it was just too small for me - can't cleanly slice a big fat tomato with it, but it is fine for the office.
So now I carry a Case mini trapper with caplifter to family outings, a nice traditional, and completely acceptable to everyone (so far) but I've reverted to the green handled grip for EDC, and use a mini when the full size one is dull or I just want to change things up.
The bottom full size grip I bought off a coworker, he didn't like it, and it was basically unused, has a 440C blade, and the price was right. The two newer mini's were bought as the price was right at the time.
One of the mechanics were I work prefers the tanto style blade, he says it is fine for opening boxes and uses it to cut gasket material, scrape off silicone, cut hose, etc.
I can get the 154CM blades hair shaving sharp, but then they seem to dull quickly to a good, sharp, working edge and hold it for awhile - sharp enough to slice open the mail, boxes, right through a bagel, just not shaving sharp. The serrated section lets me cut nylon wire ties and the like. For me the full size grip is the best all round EDC knife, easy to carry and open, easy to maintain, light and fits my hand well.
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