Check out TOPS knives. Superb craftsmanship and many different types of knife to fit various forms and functions. I follow all things edged, and it took me years of using Benchmade, Spyderco, SOG, Ka-Bar, etc. et al before I finally found these guys. Expensive, but you get what you pay for.
I personally have the Steel Eagle 107D
and it is extremely rugged design. A little heavy in some regards (22 oz) ,but the thing is the stoutest knife I own. I use it like a machete to chop bamboo, small saplings, etc., yet it has the form for effective slicing, stabbing, and tactical fighting, and in a pinch I wouldn't hesitate to use it has a pry bar (1/4" thick!). While I haven't tried it, I'd venture to say that the 3 small holes
crafted into the single piece of 1095 High Carbon Alloy could be used to lash the knife to a stout stick with paracord to make a very effective spear (the advantage of having a tanto point). If tanto point isn't your style/need, the Steel Eagle comes in various points and serrations.
I swoon over other knives in their catalog ( Armageddon, Apache Dawn, Black Star, Covert Solution), but it's hard to justify to the wife extraneous purchases with money going to more important expenditures in the house, such as 6 month old.
I also have a SOG Seal Pup, a very nice knife, though I have the old style sheath which is a total POS. The new Kydex sheaths they come with are good, and I've been meaning to upgrade, since I use this as my standard dive knife. The powdered finish has kept the corrosion at bay for over 10 years.
I've read thru many different forums here, and though I've lived in Hawaii for nearly 4 years, I'm still brushing up on the laws, and contributors here seem to have a solid working knowledge.
In this respect, what are the laws regarding edge weapons? I've read how they don't interpret a "diving knife" as a dangerous weapon, but would more specifically like to understand any knife length / fixed blade / folding blade laws that exist.
Regards and aloha,