Well, i finally gave in and picked up a knife that i had been looking at for a while. Debated several alternatives but kept coming back to the spyderco paramilitary 2. So far i can say that it's big, deploys well and will take some time to get used to the compression lock (muscle memory keeps wanting to hit the frame/liner lock on the underside). I'm a bit concerned about how the g-10 will shred my pocket. I'm also considering replacing the standard pocket clip with a titanium deep carry one.