I have decided to invest in a good clasp knife that will hopefully last a life time providing I do not loose it. I've read the threads and searched the web and I'm confused - there are fecking thousands of the buggers to choose from. I could get a cheap clasp knife from the camping shop but have decided to invest in a quality tool that I can whittle with, cut green string, open letters and other non warry things with. I was thinking about the a Gerber Freeman Folder or a Buck Alpha Hunter Folding Knife. With all the pocket knives on sales claiming to be the dogs boll0cks because the steel was tempered by virgin priestesses in the foot hills of Japan. A lot of knives on offer are just way to Walty. But what makes a good clasp knife? Materials used? Keeping its edge? Ergonomics? The Bling of the Brand Name? Price?