It is my firm belief that unless you’re traveling through an airport or to a major sporting event, there should be a pocket knife on your person at all times. They’re just too damn handy to walk around without one. And almost since Toolmonger’s inception, the knife of choice for both me and Chuck has been the three-inch Winchester lockback.
Pakka wood and a little nickel is about all the fancy these blades offer. However, the $10 price tag means you could by a fleet of the things for the cost of one “good” knife. We’ve beat the living tar out of ours and have yet to kill them, so as far as we can tell, backups aren’t really required.
You can find them at most sporting goods and Walmart stores; for a while you could find Pakka wood flanks at Lowe’s as well, though I haven’t seen them there in quite some time. But should you happen across one, go ahead and make the investment — it’s worth it.