Re: "tanto" tipped knife blades?
Our #1 selling model is the CQC-7, a tanto blade. I've used one for 25+ years for everything. I live on a ranch so you can guess how my knives are used. However, that being said, some people like Fords, some like Chevies. If you are used to a conventional style blade I'd go with that.
Ernest R. Emerson