In all honesty, the knife industry is about 99 percent ********. We sell knives every day to people who will never use them. Knife buying is more of a want than a need.
I grew up on a farm carrying a three-bladed "Old timer" pocketknife. It did everything I needed and got used daily. All these new weird shapes and designs that keep coming out are made just to have something new and "tacticool." Most companies refuse to speak the truth and just say, "the reason we designed this is because some mall ninja would think it's cool and spend money on it."