Knife, Folding, Best Ever – 1 ea.
I purchased the above secondhand from a local SWAT cop while I was home on leave after losing a Benchmade Griptilian. Sadly, I broke about 1/8″ off the tip on the tail end of deployment by using it to unscrew an overly tight ACOG mount. My fault, use the right tool for the job, et cetera, ad nauseam.
It was promptly retired, but nothing I have used since has had the same combination of features (field-repairable Phillips screws, smooth and reliable operation with a solid lockup, relatively lightweight and overall slimness) that made it so appealing. It is the foremost example in my mind of a simple tool done completely right, and it deserves better than to rust away in a drawer.
More to follow.