I've had the Kershaw Ken Onion Leek for about a year now and posted about here, here and here (because I'm really not joking when I say it'll be a great gift). This is the best pocket knife I've ever had and for many reasons. First, it holds a super sharp edge like a champ. I've sharpened it about 3 times on a stone to keep the razor-like edge. The best thing about the knife is the speed safe opening mechanism, you only need one hand and the flick of a finger to open it. It's super slender and lightweight and fits in my pocket more conveniently than my chapstick. There's a lock on the bottom to keep the blade from flicking open, another useful little feature. For around $45.00 I can't think of a better tool. I use mine anywhere from food cutting, box cutting, bike tool as an emergency, whittling, pry bar and much more...I really abuse it.