I agree that some obsess a bit about choils and such. I like them, but I also really like that the Delicas and Enduras don't really have them, and hope they never do - the ones that have choils, I really like - those that don't, I really like, as long as no real danger is involved. Some people, however like to feel comforted in their small knives as possible defense tools, and a little extra safety is definately warranted, but hey... buy a knife with
a choil and jimping and don't knock other knives. If I carried a Leafstorm, I'd also have another blade on me more suitable for defense, as I like to feel that bit of comfort (though I'd rather run than cut somebody, but one never knows). Also, I really like some
knives without jimping, like the Dragonfly, for example - I also really like jimping on most knives. To each his or her own, though I don't mind stating my desires for a certain knife, if I had my druthers. Good thread.
- best wishes, Jazz.