In some U.S. cities, as well as in many other countries, there are laws prohibiting the carry of knives with blades longer than two inches.
Yes, it's silly. It's also a fact of modern life.
One company took those statutory lemons and created a batch of tasty lemonade -- it's called the Spyderco C130G Chicago, and it does a whole lot more than comply with nutty laws.
This pint-sized Spydie boasts a striking set of features: a flat-ground, leaf-shaped blade of 440C stainless steel, G-10 scales, full-length skeletonized liners and a Michael Walker liner lock. It's lightweight and ergonomically friendly, even to large hands, and its wire-frame clip burrows the Chicago deep into a pants pocket.
Spyderco may have designed the Chicago as a compliant, non-threatening "suit knife," but the result is a surprisingly competent general-purpose blade. In fact, a warehouse manager of our acquaintance -- a guy who can tote any knife he wants -- carries a Spyderco Chicago as his EDC box-cutter. It's that good.
Did we mention that it's also a bargain?