I have carried a swiss army knife (red tinker) for as long as I can remember. It got well used and beat up then I lost it. I started using a cheap clip knife. I broke the blade off. I use my knife for prying, cutting, hammering, whatever. Now I am back to a swiss army knife (black tinker). I always carry it and sometimes I also carry a clip knife. For hunting I carry a Buck folder on my belt and a Wyoming knife and a Leatherman in my pack. For fishing I carry a S&W 44 mag. leatherman type tool. In my truck I carry a old Herters Skinner. I wouldn't feel right with out a knife.