It’s mostly the blade shape for me. I’m usually drawn to a classic clip or drop point. as you can see from this sample of my collection, they don’t have to be traditional in the strictest sense, I just prefer classic blade shapes. The buck 110 is probably my favourite though a little big for EDC. That Gerber gator is from the ‘90s when they were still made in Portland.
Though the blade isn’t the best, a leatherman is my go-to for edc.