Spyderco is always good.
Some of them are USA made, but some are made in Japan or Taiwan.
My favorite is the Millitary. My daily carry is one of those with a carbon fiber handle. It's a limited run and if I was going to buy a new one, this is the one I would get; http://newgraham.com/store/product/7...ry-Plain-Edge/
However, it's not 'relatively small'..
Take a look at this instead;