I wanted to share a find with forum members. I own several.. Ok alot of tactical knives. I'm always looking for the 4" blade. Thats the legal limit, so go big.
I've never given thought (or respect) to any of the smaller knives. Spyderco and Kershaw make several. That said- I found this one on Spyderco's website under new items. It's has a 2.5" VG-10 steel blade and G10 scale handle, weighing in at 2oz.
It's small enough to cary onto an airline with the new regulations, and may be appropriate to slip in a pocket when nothing else is. Given the choice in a life or death situation, I'd rather have a 12gauge shotgun, 10mm pistol, or 4" Benchmade in my hand. But it's a cool little knife and if used properly, could be effective.
One of the pics shows reverse grip. There just isn't enough space between heel of palm and the cutting edge for comfort, but could be done. (I have big paws)