Re: Recommendations please: Large folder
At the risk of sounding self promoting, we make some very serious knives for some very serious folks. We are a little expensive, though there are used Emerson's available.
However, Benchmade makes good knives and ZT are also good. What I would recommend you base your choice on, rather than just cost, is ergonomics and durability. For if you ever have to use the knife in a serious situation, it would be a matter of life and death, whether it is an emergency or a fight. And you would want to have a knife that would not break or fail when you needed it most. I would also always, repeat always, get partial serrations on the blade. Contrary to what other "experts" have to say, serrations in NO way hinder cutting or slashing ability and you will thank the Lord if you ever have to cut someone out of a car wreck. Honestly, do not do it, but just think about dragging a serrated Spyderco blade across your forearm and you will get my point.
Hope I answered your concerns.
Ernest R. Emerson