Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I'm curious as to why manufacturers cut out a big choil on folders ie...Hinderers,Striders, ect. ect. I can see small sharpening choils on folders but you lose blade cutting length overall with them and I don't see a need for them on an already short blade/knife/folder to begin with. Is it just a looks thing for knife buyers in general? Heck you even see them on short sheath knives as well.