Hey guys, I searched around a bit, but I would like some more direct answers. In short, I may be deploying soon, and I want a better knife to take with me. Right now I carry a S&W Extreme Ops: It's an ok-knife, but it's cheaply made and you can tell. It also tends to get dull very quick and the safety isn't strong at all. So, I need a new knife...one of quality. Requirements: 1. Name brand, reputable company. 2. Must be a push-button auto 3. Must be sharp, and stay sharp relatively long 4. Has to be MEDIUM size. I don't want a small or large knife. This will be carried in my pocket. The blade cannot be longer than 3". I think that's the carry rule. 5. Must be right-hand/right pocket 6. Has to be black 7. Blade/knife has to be strong, I cannot have something cheap falling apart on me 8. It has to be a folding knife The main use of this knife will be EDC, opening boxes, MRE's, or whatever I need. It also HAS to be capable of SD if needed. I've checked out some Benchmade's, but there is soooo many to choose from. I heard Benchmade, Spyderco, Kershaw, Surefire are all good. I just need some opinions. Please, if you have a valid opinion, very well, but I'm looking for PERSONAL experience ONLY, preferably from military/LEO. Now, price...I'm not too crazy on the price, as I'll probably be using it everyday, and when I get back, it will continue to be my EDC knife. I would like to keep it around or under $200. Thanks, -Cody Wanna kill these ads? We can help!