When I was a dealer and a person asked about a knife, I would ask a pile of questions like: age, physical disabilities, right or left handed, occupation, carry restrictions. One size does not fit all. What I have by the door is not what I have in the car, is not what I carry to the supermarket or to school. Every knife has a sheathing system. I prefer the Benchmade bidirectional sheaths - and I am not wearing blue jeans or having a knife hang on a pocket clip. The benchmade sheath is soft and adequate. I am not going for quick deployment. I carry a leatherman wave and a fully serrated Spyderco Endura in the briefcase. Yes, we did have a shootout on campus with the bad perp killed after his killing a few. And, I know that if I had to do a quick deployment, I would be behind the 8 ball, despite training in specifically knife fighting with folders and fixed blades. If I am doing early morning grocery shopping, it is either a smooth Endura or a discontinued Kershaw 1840 because it has the right size to be used as a yawara stick with the blade closed. I almost forgot to mention that every coat/jacket/windbreaker has a pocket knife available. The coats and jackets have a leatherman as well.