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