I won't keep trying to postpone the inevitable- we need a Sodbuster thread. I'll start. The Sodbuster, and its cousin the Sodbuster Jr, are some of the best working knives out there. They aren't too long and aren't too small. You can open them one-handed, by pushing on the blade, if you need or want to, but for the most part they were designed to be opened two handed, with the nail nick. The model I have is the ubiquitous Case Sodbuster Jr, in CV with yellow handles. (Pic not mine) My doesn't have a patina yet, I haven't induced one or gotten one from lots of use yet. It will, soon, and it is already getting some discoloring. There are other Sodbusters out there, as well. Case makes the Soddie Jr and the full-size Sodbuster in stainless, with black plastic handles. Case also made the full size Sodbuster in yellow and CV. You can find them used, on auction-site-that-shall-not-be-named, among other places. They are sought after, and with good reason- Case knives in CV are easy to sharpen, and when brand new, come razor-sharp. Of course, Case isn't the only maker of the Sodbuster pattern. Boker makes both a Sodbuster and a Sodbuster Jr, in perfect combo ( That's yellow and CV/Carbon). Sodbuster Jr. Sobuster I've had good experiences with Boker, so I'd imagine these knives are a good value. Moore Maker, who I posted a recent thread about, also has large and small Sodbusters avaliable. I'm lazy, so if you want to see them, got to that thread or go to mooremaker.com There is also a German company, Kissing Crane, that makes a Sodbuster. The Sodbusters, called Brown Mules, are made in Italy. Although they don't quite have PC, they do have carbon steel blades. The handles are hardwood, and they come in 3 sizes. They are avaliable from ragweedforge.com Then there is Eye Brand. They offer a variety of Sodbuster patterns, including a lockback and a PC. I have no experience with them. Eye Brand Sodbuster Finally, there is Rough Rider. Ah, Rough Rider. They are not made in the USA, they do not have carbon steel blades, and they do not have yellow handles. However, I have a Rough Rider congress that is an excellent knife for the price point, and I've heard no complaints about the RR Sodbuster. It has a linerlock, too, if that matters to you. Rough Rider Sodbuster Also worthy of mention are Opinel. These French made knives are similar to Sodbusters, only they have round wood handles and ring locks (although I think you can get them with backsprings). The blade shape, and the fact that they only have one blade, is very similar to a Sodbuster. They also share the common low price point, although an Opinel will normally run you a little bit less than a Soddie. So, here's my consensus on Sodbusters. They are very good, very hardworking, folksy knives that are good for about anything. Maybe not batoning or prying or as a combat knife, but for everything a pocket knife should be used for, these can be used for. And, my favorite- they are cheap. So, what do you think of Sodbusters?