I have always used the Kershaw brand of pocket knives. I am in the search for another folder and also my first fixed blade. I use my knives for work (construction) and aroud the yard with some fishing thrown in every once in awhile. I want a strong, sound knife and a blade that will hold an edge well, one that is very sharp out of the box. This will be an every day use knife, so I don't want to spend over $125.00. Please give me some sugestions and your reason behind them. Thanks for the help!!