I'm looking for a good knife as a birthday present. This person really wants just a pocket knife not a tactical blade. I still think you are the best crew to ask. I'd like to get them a well built knife that can take a beating and stand up to it. Hopefully one that will hold an edge well. The only specs I know they really want are either a bone (or faux bone) or a silver and wood handle and as for locking mechanism they like the kind that are in the channel of the handle with the blade and have to be pushed aside to close and not the standard buck knife style (I think this style is called "Walker Linerlock" not sure on the name though) Oh and only a non-serated blade.