That is awesome, but sadly I need it to be 2.5 inches to 3 inches. It is illegal to carry a knife on you in the chicagoland area to be greater than 3 inches and in chicago it is illegal to be longer than 2.5 inches. So I really need help finding a good knife in that ball park of 2.5 to 3 inches.
That's not the point a good knife would be light weight anyways. I am just looking for a knife that is suitable for my area and I figured you guys could help with this. But thanks for the tool box help I am sure I would of never realized that. Not in a Million years.
Too bad about the blade length, otherwise the obvious choice is the Gerber Hinderer: http://www.thefirestore.com/catalog..._Firefighter_Rescue_Knife_Serrated_Blade-2489
Its blade is 3.5". However, the serrated portion is less than that by at least a half inch, and the remainder of the blade is not sharpened. To reiterate: the smooth portion of the blade is deliberately dull, as dull as the back of a butter knife. So maybe that knife can slide by on a technicality, who knows...
Bad choice. Very soft steel for the money you'd be putting down. Also a well sharpened straight edge knife will cut everything a serrated knife will and then some. Serrations are also difficult to maintain, but I suppose this is all just my opinion.
So no one has any idea for a good knife. I dislike multi-tools I can't explain it I just don't like them so the leatherman juice is out. I was kinda hoping someone here can help more so. I wish the fire department made one around 2.5 to 3. All of theirs is 3.25 or up. It's really lame.