I used to carry a full size Grip but it now needs to be sharpened by a pro as I've touched it up a few times myself. I've been carrying a cheap little Kershaw "Crown" and it's surprisingly good for the price. Only complaints: 1) I've actually bought four of them (one for me, one that was defective, then later one for SWMBO and one as a backup) and one of them was defective. However, the cost was less than half of one Griptilian, so there's that. 2) The one I'm carrying, there's a little nick in the micarta. On the flip side, I have determined that I like micarta or G2 (my Emerson CQC-7) grips better than the plastic used for the Griptilian. Just MHO. If I ever step up my EDC game I will probably get another Griptilian with a better steel for the blade and then have some custom Micarta scales made. Or I'll get myself a Wilson Combat ELC with cocobolo scales... now there's a purty knife. I'd feel bad banging that up though.