This is nearly impossible as some true gems will be overlooked. But here goes.
For true hard use (construction on the house) I could go with either the manix or pm2 in s110v. They both work well with gloves and can cut and cut and cut, Even in truely abrasive materials. I tend to lean toward the pm2 as I like the longer handle and more hand positions. So, s110v pm2.
The 3” edc is the perfect size. My hands fit the ukpk/ caly3 like nothing else. It’s slim in the pocket. Take the back lock or just go without. Maybe the best edc there is. Screw together construction would be the only improvement I would want.
Another excellent and to me “the spyderco” is the sage. Sage 2 is my favorite but I have not tried the 5 and I’m sure I would like it. Not too fancy but a safe will do just about any edc task with style. If you prefer a thinner blade get a chaparral. But for me the sage is great.
The next great edc is the para3. A little beefier but still gets any task done. It’s no joke that there are so many sprints and exclusives. A great design. Pick a color and steel and enjoy.
There are so many candidates for #5. Just because I have been using this one extensively this week. Subvert. It’s big. It’s beautiful. It’s weird. It cuts rigid insulation better than anything else I have. Subvert.
Honorable mentions: Advocate, q ball, Persian, foundry, opus, police, pits, southard, mantra, hundred pacer, k390 urban.