I haven't been able to carry a 154CM, VG10 or S30v for a long time, and certainly nothing lesser than that. My carries are currently limited to M4 on the low end, 204p, M390, 20cv, K390, Hap 40, Rex45, ZDP 189 or S110v. I keep them sharp, and at a pre-set bevel so quick touch-ups with high quality stones, and often with a great sharpener like the HapStone or Edge Pro make these easy to touch up. With so many top quality folders in these steel so readily available, (Especially from our fantastic Spyderco) why bother with the rest? Once Spyderco comes out with a Manix2 XL in one of those better steels, even that S30v will get sold. There are bunch of knives in my collectors drawer that I occasionally use for fun, testing, bragging, or just because it has sentimental value ( in XHP, 52100, 1095, Carbon 5 even the old Buck HC) but they just don't get pocket time any more.