My knife preferences are highly impacted by my frequent tasks. My normal daily tasks, opening boxes, breaking down cardboard, light food prep lead me to really enjoy sheepsfoot, wharncliffe, and leaf shaped blades. I also do the cooking at home and while I don’t hunt (yet) I do greatly enjoy fishing and appreciate a good bird and trout knife. I really appreciate when a knife is innovative or does something unique. My picks are based on what I’ve found to be especially useful and enjoyable to use for my common tasks. My favorite "genre" of knives are slicey and innovative 3-3.5 inch folders, modernized slipjoint knives, and hardworking kitchen knives.