Originally Posted by sandyc
Thanks for the replies. I use a folding knife continuously through the day. I've had expensive as well as cheap knives and all were smooth bladed. I bought a really cheap serrated blade and I can't believe how much easier it is to cut with. I've just ordered a new SOG Twist XL partial serrated. I'll see how that stands up to all the torture I'll put it through. Lots of good info and remarks, thanks.
I prefer a straight blade as well, just because I can always put a fresh edge on it, easily, just about anywhere. But, I also carry a gerber multi-tool that has a straight, serrated, and a saw blade. If my folding knife can't do it, my gerber can. Ulitmately though, it's what's in your pocket. It's a personal preference kinda thing, and it looks like you've made up your mind
First rule of a knife fight, have a gun. A knife is still handy, though.