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. 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.