Knife people have fantasies about the day they get to use their knife up to its capabilities. I'll never get my money's worth out of the customs and high ends, but accepted that and have cut down my collecting to reflect it. I've only got 8 knives remaining, and if I do buy, Spyderco is as high end as I go now. My edc is a pocket clip, card case, and small pocket knife (generally an oldschool folder like my canoe). My jeep bag and messenger bag are pretty well stocked, though. Yeah, I've never had a custom knife or even a high-end commercial knife. I stick to Kershaws, Gerbers, Bucks, etc. That way if I chip the blade or drop it and the point breaks on a rock, I'm not out a thousand dollars. How slim is that thing? Pretty sleek looking knife. It's pretty slim. It's easy to carry in slacks or chinos.