Agreed on both points.
Precisely my point. I’ve been ”down range” a few times. There’s a huge difference between “Tactical” and “Tactical-cool”. To be “Tactical” it must first be Practical for its intended application, it must be safe for the user to wield and should be comfortable for the user. 90° angles and hot spots on the handle should not exist. Funky grinds that are difficult to maintain with simple sharpening supplies should not exist. Most knives down range are tools, not weapons. They’re used to open boxes, cut cordage, cut tape, sometimes used to dig or pry and rarely used as weapons. To date, I am only personally aware of one knife made by a member here which was used to dispatch an enemy combatant. The design is pretty simple/straight forward and if I was asked if I would change it to fit me personally, 95% of the original design would remain.For me, to be tactical a piece of equipment must be practical, functional, simple, and foolproof as an anvil.