Two folders on my person.
Two fixed and a machete in my EDC bag ("never leave home without it").
Another fixed hangs by the bunk in my truck (OTR truck driver).
Bowie with the recovery gear in my 4runner.
I usually pack a pair of folders, when I EDC. One is usually a large defensive/survival warblade in tandem with a smaller jack, like a Swiss Army folder. For a 'big-blade' its usually a Benchmade Adamas, ZT 0300, or a Cold Steel 4 Max. I realize that big-folders are not everyone's forte. But in these uncertain-times, it makes a nice augment to a defensive handgun.
It seems like Cold Steel has upped their game lately. I'm really liking the mid-size, and larger folders. A number of models have piqued my interest: 4 Max, Swift, and SR1. The Demko 'tri-ad' lock is amazing, and solid! Picked-up an AD-10 to add to the stable. Big, burly, G10-scaled, and...
I bought my first Kershaw way back in 2000 or so, very impress with the quality and price. My current EDC is any one of the many Kershaw Launch series. Look them up, I'm sure you'll buy one or many like me.
I personally, like the larger discontinued 0300-series blades with the Ken Onion open-assist feature. In summer, the 0350's are smaller, and are easier to carry in summer-attire. Just picked-up the 'stone-washed' version.
Below are the 0301TS, and 0350TS
I used 1095 and nickel rod. I welded the nickel into the steel. Folded it 395 times quenched it went to sharpen it . It’s harder than a file. The best way to sharpen it is belt grinder. Why did it get so hard? It would wear you out using a whetstone. Any ideas? Do I bring it up to temp- then...