I said I'd never buy another high end knife after I traded my Ritter Grip, but I just didn't use it much. I love my Victorinox Pioneer and my Case Sodbuster (CV Steel), but I've got an itch to go high end(ish) again. I know high end to some guys is in the hundreds to thousands, but I high end to me is like $200 lol. Regardless, I'm not a collector and looking for a good knife for daily use. Mainly just EDC work tasks like box cutting, plastic straps, anything in my lawn care business, etc. I'm looking for a size between my Victorinox and Sodbuster...I love slip joints, but wouldn't mind a locking mechanism.
What are your thoughts on the Spyderco PM3 or Benchmade Proper? Also have considered the Esee Izula 2, but not sure I'd enjoy a fixed EDC. Welcome to other suggestions too. Maybe even the Endura, but my dad has the Dragonfly 2, and I know the scales material is the same on the endura, so I'd prefer something a little more sturdy? in my hand...you know what I mean.