Hey yall. I just bought another Kabar "shorty", which has a 5 1/4" blade. My first short Kabar was all black with the Kraton G handle, and is an extremely well-made knife. I gave it to my father for Christmas this year, and he thought it was WAY too big. But then again, he is used to carrying a 4" stockman in his pocket. Maybe its just me second guessing myself, but do yall think that a 5 1/4" blade is big enough for general purpose use? I'll probably get the regular size Kabar later just because I like Kabar's so much. The reason I went with the short Kabar is because I have NEVER had an actual need for a large knife, and had never had one larger than my short kabar. The largest knife I owned besides it was a Gerber Gator, which is a beast. Either way, I was just looking for some opinions.