I have been looking for a good fixed blade knife that I can carry with me this coming summer on my 2 week hiking trip to the Rockies and I think I have narrowed my selection down to 2 choices: Gerber LMF II Infantry http://www.gerbergear.com/product.php?model=1463 and the SOG Seal Pup Elite http://sogknives.com/store/E37T.html Right now I am leaning toward the seal pup due to it's lighter weight, shorter overall length, and steel type. On the flip side the Gerber has the self sharpening sheath, hammer butt, and can be spear fashioned but is double the weight. A side note is that I am only 5'8 and weigh about 143lbs so I have some small hands comparable to other people so I need to smaller sized grip which the SOG seems to have also. Does anyone have any experience with these knives or can offer advice in general on these since this is my first "good" knife purchase. Also, if anyone has any comparable companies that are of the same type of design please let me know. Appreciate it.