I know knives are not "firearms", but this seemed like the appropriate part of the forum to discuss them. I don't always carry a firearm, but I always carry a knife. Ever since I left the military, I feel naked without one. To me, knives are tools, not weapons. I have tried out a wide variety of knives, some expensive, some cheap, and I have finally narrowed my preference down to two knives that I absolutely love and carry with me at all times. The first is the Leatherman Squirt S4. Not to be confused with the Leatherman Squirt P4. The S4 has scissors, the P4 has pliers. I have a need for scissors far more often than a need for pliers. The Squirt is an actual pocketknife. One you can carry in your pocket. A lot of "pocket knives" are too big to carry in your pocket. The Squirt has a couple of screwdriver heads, a bottle opener, a nail file which no one ever uses, a blade, and scissors. The scissors are not the useless tiny ones you find on a swiss army knife. The Squirt's scissors are powerful enough to slice open those hard plastic casings they put around every consumer electronic product these days that make you want to hunt down the inventor and gut him. I use the screwdrivers and scissors constantly, so this tool stays with me at all times. The blade on the Squirt is not that useful, and so for cutting purposes I carry a Smith & Wesson S.W.A.T. It is an automatic (a.k.a. "switchblade"). The model I have is the SW3000 where the action is not immediately obvious. You have to compress one of the black friction pads in just the right spot. It is considered a double-action knife because of the little knobby thing on the blade you can also use to open it. Of all the knives I have had, this is the one I love the most. It has a 440C blade and is not too heavy or bulky. It has had excellent sharpness retention. Sadly, Leatherman no longer makes the S4, so I have stockpiled a bunch of them before they stopped making them. I have also accumulated some off of E-bay. I have given a lot of them away to family and friends and they love them. It looks like the S.W.A.T. automatic is also getting harder and harder to come by. I picked up mine at a gun show a few years ago, and picked up another one at a gun show last year for a family member. A really weird thing is that it is getting even harder to find knife sheaths. I have been to umpteen gun shops and none of them carry knife sheaths for your belt any more! WTF?!?