One of the best deals in a larger budget knife going, Sanrenmu 913p
I recently snagged a couple of these from Exduct. http://www.exduct.com/chinese-folding-knives/srm-folding-knives/srm-fold…
I liked them so much, I picked another couple from EBay. These are well built no nonsense work horses. The blade profile is excellent for everything short of skinning animals. The half serrated edge rips through cordage and fibrous materials like no plain edge can. The modified sheeps foot blade allows tremendous pressure to be applied to the tip to puncture any material that can be cut with a knife. Try bearing down on the tip with an upswept blade like the ridiculously upswept Ganzo 712.
The Ganzo 712 may have its uses but a work EDC is not one of them. It’s a slasher and really only suited to self defense or skinning. Upswept tips like that are nearly uses for most common EDC tasks.
The SRM 913p may not be sexy but its solid and well designed. If you are looking for a knife to actually use, you can’t do any better for $15. If you look around, you can sometimes find them for less. This originally was supposed to be a $40 knife but perhaps sales were lacking so you can pick them up very cheap right now. Greatwall outdoor has them for $39.95 or something right now.