I've never had a decent duty knife in 10+ years on the job. A lot of guys absolutely swear by them and spend major moolah for the latest and greatest, but I've never really seen the benefit. With 2 pistols and a rifle in the trunk (not to mention OC, Taser, and baton), what are the chances I'll need a knife to defend myself? Plus I have absolutely no training with edged weapons. Wouldn't it be a good idea for academies to cover this? Anyway a good blade is probably a decent idea for utility purposes (like cutting a seatbelt in a burning car) if nothing else, although I don't have big bucks to spend on a knife. So come with the recommendations, all you blade freaks. P.S. Oh and if anyone has an older quality knife they are interested in unloading, send me a PM.