I have always carried a pocket knife (folder w/ lock blade) since I was a kid. For the last 5 years it has been a Gerber I got for around $30-$40 bucks. I use it for work and personel stuff, sometimes for light tapping of things when needed, basically a tool (the knife, not me:embarassed. Now that I have been reading about the other world of knives, would I need to carry 2? A $30 dollar tool and a $200 dollar delicate cutting device or will these high dollar blades handle the work. Leave it to GT to show me something that I must have now.