For daily use, the Tuff Lite by Cold Steel is a wonderful choice. Compactly built with materials that have proved their quality in many other knives. This mini-version is very conveniently small. Still, the grip is excellent, thanks to the generous cutouts where you place your fingers. The Grivory of the handle is resistant to moist, heat, cold and a lot of chemicals. The blade is made of AUS8A-steel and it's shape is derived from a sheepfoot or Wharncliffe. The straight cutting edge has been sharpened to a razor sharp level. Because the blade doesn't have a coating, it doesn't look quite as tactical as a lot of other knives in the Cold Steel line.