I'm not a knife aficionado. However, I did come into the 20th century a few years ago, and put my old Barlow in a drawer and bought a Spyderco Tenacious. It's at the low end of the spectrum of all the cool knives available, but has proven to be an excellent utility knife. I use it for everything; from digging out a jammed chainsaw chain, to cutting carpet, opening envelopes, or slicing deer baloney at my desk. It sharpens up like a razor in minutes.