Hello, I'd like to brain-farm from you more experienced folks here some ideas for my next pocket knife. My needs are fairly simple, basic EDC pocket folder with a clip. A little background on me - my current rotation includes my second Buck NXT 281 (broke the tip on the first one, finally tracked down a second one. First one sets in my desk drawer at work). I really like it, small, straight edge, nothing fancy, gets the job done. For Christmas this year, my wife surprised me with a nifty Smith & Wesson "Extreme Ops" tin with two nice looking knives, that I really want to love (since they are a gift from my wife, of course). But I simply can't get a good edge on them (well, the straight edge one, haven't really messed with the serrated one yet). They both come out of the box seemingly half-sharpened - feel a really proud burr on them, then they forgot to sharpen the other side or something. I'm no great sharpener, but can get a blade to "utilitarian" sharp usually. Not gonna slice a tomato fine or anything, but rope, string, cardboard, zip ties, etc. Anyway, one feature I really like on the S&W knives is the clip, it sets the knife flush with the pocket, instead of sticking up a bit. So, I've done some looking around, but wondered what some of you may point me towards, in terms of experience. I prefer straight edge, and my budget prefers nothing too expensive, but not going to let those be limiting factors. I do have quite a few knives, mostly cheapies that I leave in various places (such as the $4 Ozark Trails knives that have been out since this past holiday season - pretty decent knives for the price, and there's already a couple of threads about them here - might go pick up a few more this afternoon). I'm partial to Buck, like some of what I've seen in Gerbers and Kershaws, and definitely lean toward made in USA. But open to any suggestions. Thanks!