I used to run a used/rare books store in Troy, NY, a good neighborhood that eventually went bad. I was limited to a single pocketknife, although I often carried personal stuff in a daypack. My main criteria for a pocket knife was that it was functional to make lunch with: usually a bagel with various toppings. The rugged bagels had to be sliced by my knife. Obviously the knife was used for multiple tasks, including packing shipments and opening packages and mail. Still, a friend agreed that my criteria was a sound one. A blade length short enough that it would not be considered a weapon, wide enough to spread things like butter and cream cheese, long enough to reach into jars, stout enough to deal with the packaging. This is still my major criteria, although my last knife, now lost, would be a tad small for much of this. I have a folding hawkbill coming soon, should be great for shipping, etc., and I less often have do without kitchen cutlery. I wonder how it will function during backpacking? Anyone here experienced with a hawkbill shape?