I am looking for a knife for my Dad. He plans on carrying it. Some towns and cities around here have ordinances that all carried knives be under 2.5" in length. So he needs a smaller knife, but he really wants a larger sized grip, something to really grab onto. He did not seem to like my SOG flash I very much (though I admit the grip shape on that is pretty crummy). He also wants a knife that locks open. $50 or under would be the budget. Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks.