Update post #65:
Now a Gerber Dime which has a small blade in the set.
Started carrying an LAPG blade (~$11) about a year back. Has seat belt cutter and glass punch. A little heavier than the Cold Steel Recon but the price & features are nice. Edge has been holding real well. http://www.lapolicegear.com/lapg-res...ing-knife.html
Still have the sub-$2 Ace Hardware key chain knife that gets abused and used a lot.
All three blades are truly Every day carry. Still have the Cold Steels and others but I feel better about abusing sub-$12 knives.