I’m looking for a very small fixed blade to use everyday at my maintenance job. There are a lot of options named in different discussions/polls here and I’d appreciation some help narrowing them down. I’m a huge ESEE fan and am leaning towards the Candiru (if we ever get a drop). I know the Izulas are great, but I’d like something a little more compact. I like Moras as well, but the models I know of seem to be bulky for this purpose. I plan on beating the crap out of it, so I’d like a steel that can be reworked easily enough, and I’d like a slim profile so I can wear it inside the belt (I plan on making my own sheath). I’ve sold a fair amount of Outdoor Edge products working at Dick’s, but never been too impressed. Is Le Duck really that good? Anyone swear by a specific knife with these features? Any advice would be appreciated, but I’d really like to hear from some people who have tried and tested something in this category.
Price range: less than $100