I was reading an interview with Jeff Randall and he was very, shall we say, Caustic on the knife industry in general. He stated that the industry is 99% B.S., and the knife companies are dishonest with the customers. He was responding to the question from the interviewer, and state that the only reason the knife companies come out with the different shapes and styles of blade is for the mall ninja to think it looks cool, and spend his money on. He went on to say, he grew up using a three bladed Old Timer and still prefers the pocket knife and a cheap machete as his blades of choice in his training adventures in the Amazon. All in all, it was a pretty hard look at the knife industry from an insider who specializes on making plain carbon steel knives of basic design for hard use. I've often thought the knife industry was overblown and over hyped, but thesis the first time I've heard an insider voice that view. Thoughts?