Hello all, I've looked through the page and reviewed a number of old threads and posts on the topic near as I can find it. They are all a bit dated and a bit off in what I'm personally circling around looking for. I'm in the Army National Guard, 11B. Looking for something to work into my kit and get familiar with pre any deployment during weekend drills and annuals. Criteria: -$150 or under, although price isn't a major factor I want a beater workhorse, not something I have to worry about growing legs, and not things I have to struggle to replace if lost. - 5-6 inches blade length, straight edge. Don't need a rambo knife, have a folder already that I am very happy with (Gerber 06 auto) - More of a utility than combat focus, but not a wood processing/survival focus, if that makes sense. - +solid durability and serviceability (i.e. not looking for a super steel, something that's easy to maintain in filed and bring back to sharp). Contenders I've got thus far: Becker BK17 if I can find one, Esee 5/6 mil version, Esee 3 Mil (but its a little smaller than I'd prefer), CS recon scout, CS SRK, Gerber strong-arm. I already have a multi tool I like as well, so although a great suggestion and tool, I've got that covered. What am I missing, anything else I should take a look at? Thanks in advance!