I have an 11" American-made, Italian-style picklock Automatic stiletto that has a 1095 steel, bayonet-type blade. I had the hard-to-sharpen style of blade professionally honed to an edge. It is a "bad boy" and it would leave someone either quite sick or mortally wounded. I have a couple of 9.75" Italian Fishtail picklocks that take a mean edge. They carry nicely and perform cutting tasks rather well.