@ Tactical Black.. if you get sick of looking at those CRKT M16's, the -03Z and the -13Z, I accumulate them and use 'em in rotation for EDC. I'm up to 5 now, and won't flinch from another 5, as convenient.
My 'keeper' knives are almost without exception backed up with one or more spares. The other few dozen personal knives (non-cutlery) are testers.
CRKT M16 x5 Aus4
Outcast x 3 D2 steel
AF Pilots Survival Knife x2 1095
Buck-BK275 Seki Made Ultralight x 2 Aus8 (discontinued, similar to FRN Byrd Wings)
Ek Cammando #2 x5 D2 steel
S&W wide boot knife x2 420C (?) (cheap but they match my Smatchet)
Rat III in D2 x2 (I almost forgot!)
My knives are mostly excuses to own fancy whetstones. I can get VERY boring discussing pedigreed rocks. Ya'll lucked out.
And +1 on Kershaw Junkyard Dawg II. The ordinary cheap one is a GOOD knife, the composite version is a GREAT knife. I've seen composites as cheap as 49$, which is a steal. It might not be ZT quality but I can't feature anyone complaining about it.
I'll be mating up an Endura soon as I luck onto the deal, the ZDP 189 version. Snagged one and that is some VERY good steel. The ordinary VG10 is great, but even it won't hold up like the ZDP 189. One more ain't more'n a good start. Keeper!
And those Ek daggers I stole fair n' square on closeout from two different stores, the last 5 on the market. 6" D2, double edged, black linen micarta and brass rivets. Retail is roughly $200, and I got 'em 50$ each.
I'll take 2000$ cash for the 5 of 'em, which is as close as I can get to 'Not for sale'. Real good sentry removal tools, IMO better than the Sykes/Fairbairn commando dagger by far.
The Outcasts aren't there yet, I put a long convex edge on one of 'em, and improved it so much I bought two more. They need tuning up, cause the factory edge don't get it. It's a monster job reprofiling that D2 by hand, and diamond hones and garnet stones took me my evenings for a week.
It made enough difference to double the value of the knife. That steel loves a convex edge. It's tough as a boot to start with, and once well convexed is much less likely to chip under any sort of stress. GOOD knives once tuned.