I ask if there is a perfect knife for my wife: Years ago I bought her a little pink Buck lockblade for her to carry. She kept it in her purse. It showed up from time to time in the junk drawer or the laundry change crock. Now that I think of it, I haven't seen it in a while. Mrs and I made an early morning trip to the hospital 3.5hrs away where her dad was being treated. She was going to stay with her parents and drive them home after the procedure. Unfortunately she was unable to be armed with her pistol due to hospital policy. As it happened they delayed the release of her father until late at night. That left mrs farmer retrieving her parent's vehicle from the hospital parking lot well after dark. I told her that I wish I had stayed with her under the circumstances. She told me, "no worries, i had my hand on my knife the whole time I was walking in the parking lot." I asked WHAT KNIFE? I shuddered when she pulled a crappy store brand folding utility knife from her jeans pocket.. ... I have a drawer full of otf, auto, flipper, defensive knives of decent to high quality. "Lets see you open that"..... two hands, too slow.... She's carrying my Kershaw Chive for now. I'm going to get something that suits her better. I'm thinking a colored Spyderco 3" or 3½ lockback with the thumb hole in the blade so she doesn't chip her fixxy nails trying to open it. Does your mrs or significant other have a carry knife? If so, name it.