For the amount of time I spend emptying my wallet on gear, ammo, and all manner of problem solvers, you’d think my collection of knives would be on par with the rest. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case.

I enjoy a great blade as much as the next guy, but over time I have learned to drift away from the looks of a knife and more towards the function. In my opinion, a good knife is simply one that I can expect to withstand moderate use for daily activities. Based on this need, I only carry a small collection of knives that fulfill a specific purpose according to my lifestyle.

My current everyday carry is a Gerber Air Ranger that I picked up on sale at a local sporting goods store close to a year ago. Lightweight and functional, it’s been my go-to folder.

Not anymore.