My story 22 years ago, my father bought my teenage self an incredible knife to play in the woods and do lots of (stupid) stuff with it. And so I did while having the fun of my life. I even used it to cut a (small) tree in my neighbour’s garden. Oh boy…. Fast forward a few years, I went to study and ended up in an office job. I kept my knife with me, using it from time to time whenever needed, which was less and less often, because using my childhood knife to cut some cheese in a French TGV right after some terror attacks yielded uncomfortable looks (I guess what saved me was my expensive suit and sitting in 1st class….). I complemented it with a little Opinel brother for these occasions on the same trip (good buy). Nevertheless, I kept it and used it when going hiking. It was still a gorgeous knife, santos wooden handle with a leather sheath, but clearly used. The blade had an almost invisible “molletta” still imprinted on the side, but the manufacturer was all bot gone. However, not being a knife guy, I did not care. Until January, when I went on holiday in Vietnam. My knife was with me. Still after I checked my gear. And I still had it in my bag when I entered the security lane… I am an idiot! May the Vietnamese security guard have as much fun with it as I had over the last 22 years. How to overcome the loss I miss my knife. I don’t really need it anymore to be honest. But it lasted 22 years! What still lasts that long? So I googled for “molletta”, being all I could remember from it. To my surprise, this was not the manufacturer, but the designer Mr Pensato. Italian, of course! Who else could have designed such a beauty?!? I googled further and found it must have been a “Lionsteel”. They still have these lovely sheaths and knifes. It was clear: I needed a new one!!! Which one? I read a lot here and looked at Lionsteel’s website. I found the M4 and B35 would probably be the right size for me, and both are gorgeous with an olive wood hilt. But I only need one, so I would like to use your group mind to which one I should get: - The M4 - The B35 - A completely different one… Honestly, I will mostly use it to cut some cheese, bread and sausages with it while hiking. I might use it to also do some carving, use it when fishing (not too often), but I doubt I will ever cut down a tree again with it. ;-) I saw that both blades have different steels and geometries, thus I would love to get Lionsteel’s / Mr Pensato’s / your views on this. I read everyone ravishing the M390 steel of the M4 (seems to be some high-tech stuff). On the other hand, the B35 looks more like it could cut food, and I do not mind if the Schleipner steel needs a bit more care when it comes to possible rust (my Opinel is also carbon steel, no problem thus far). I guess both will last a lifetime. Mr Pensato, which one is better for my usage? Lionsteel, what do you think? All others, what are your views? Mille grazie!