I had a Benchmade Mini Griptilian until I lost it a few years ago. Best folder I've owned.
Now I have a Kershaw and it's "ok". I like the assisted opening but the blade is about worthless. It doesn't keep an edge.
I like to carry a folder and my Esee Izula. It's not politically correct to whip out a BA fixed blade to open something in public.
But there are times where I can't conceal my Esee or its impractical. Like work. But I still want a good reliable defensive knife.
But something that won't grab too much attention at work or church when I use it for a small chore. Work says 3" max, but I can fudge that a little.
Montana doesn't really have any knife laws. 4" requires a ccw.
I'm looking on eBay and see a few but not sure what to get. I'd like something cooler than the Mini Griptilian. Maybe the 940 Purdue?
What other brands should I look at? Spyderco?
I'd get a switch blade however there are too many idiots as is that freak about my Kershaw which is assisted and legal. Let alone a switch. Especially having to travel out of Big Sky so much.