Let me say first what I had( lost this weekend) SOG flash II (older model) black tini tanto.
This was a great knife. I need it to be self assist, deep bury, and set up just like the flash( clip reversible and on the opposite side of the handle from the blade)
At least 3 inch blade. I do not want 1/2 serrated. I would prefer Black tini and it doesn't need to be tanto I had just gotten that one cheaper. I am not that much into knives that I care about the blade metal. And after all the people who told me the plastic handle would be junk I am only getting a new knife because I lost my old one. As an ACO, Cubmaster, father, husband, backpacker and over all known for having a knife on me at all times that SOG has never failed. I am not trying to say its the best just that it was good enough for anything i needed.
I could, and may, buy the aegis for $44 on amazon because its what I know.
So what other brands make the specs I need and other websites besides amazon for a cheap deal or does anyone have a knife they would be willing to part with?