I would also argue that many modern folders, particularly tactical ones, are designed somewhat to be "stupid proof". By that, I mean that a lot of non-knife people buying tactical folders will try all the abusive tasks like prying, using the blade as a screwdriver, hacking, et cetera. I've seen it time and time again, and it has convinced me that for the average Joe or Jane Q. Public, oftentimes a blade that is beefier than necessary for good cutting performance is needed to withstand the beating it will take. At least with the Joes and Janes I have known.