The Little Knife that Could
I was looking for an EDC knife that would do the basics very well at a good price. The Crater C33x hits the nail on the head. At a good price you get: A very solid 420HC combo blade - A secure liner lock - Phosphor bronze bushings - A folding carabiner & bottle opener - A pocket clip - Fiberglass reinforced handle - A 25 year warranty. It's a lot better than knives costing twice that much! A real steal.
I use it quite often at the office, and wouldn't think twice about using it around the house, while camping or even on the water (a carabiner is essential there). The moderately sized blade is wide and sturdy, so it can take on big jobs safely and effectively. The partial serrations insure quick cutting through pretty much anything. It opens smoothly and locks securely. The handle is comfortable and provides a secure grip. The pocket clip isn't bothersome, but has some trouble gripping over thick seams on the pocket rim. The carabiner/bottle opener is a bit tricky to fold until you realize that you have to push it down. I really like it, as it allows you to hang the knife from anywhere (e.g. a lifejacket) and takes no space in the knife thanks to a very smart design (the blade goes through it when it's folded). The smallish size is a bonus when it comes to using the knife in the city (as most will), looking much less threatening than a full sized folder. Friends and family won't be intimidated by it, and cops shouldn't give you much trouble. It looks like a tool, not a weapon. And it's a Leatherman.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada