Look for new technologies and modifications of familiar/popular types when reviewing what is new in edged utility tools. To make it easier to navigate the overwhelming variation available today decide the purpose for tool you are looking for. Are you looking for a specific brand? What about handmade or machine made? Do you want a fixed blade or one that folds? Do you want an EDC (EveryDay Carry) or one for Outdoor Activities (Hunting, Camping, Hiking, etc.) or one for a specific purpose (Rescue, Emergency, etc.) or one a little more aggressive (Self-Defense, “Tactical”) or one that is Multi-Functional (more than just a knife blade) or ETC. Now comes the real issues … Blade, Handle, Lock Mechanism, Opening/Deployment and Legality. Most if not all are personal choices unless you are buying a gift and then ask the person the gift is for or a friend that would understand their needs.