The blade of aronin should never be out of reach. Carry a full-size samurai sword around town, though, and you'll give your local police department a great excuse to use all that military gear Homeland Security gave them. Keep it discreet, check out the Spyderco Yojimbo. A design from the martial artist Michael Janich, the Yomjibo is a very unusual but functional design. It fits the contours of the hand naturally and encourages a grip that is equally comfortable in all motions. The Wharncliffe-style blade is thick across the back and is ground with a very severe flat grind down to the bevel. The blade tapers to a very fine point for detail work. Made from Crucible's S30V powder steel, the blade has excellent edge retention and toughness. The ergonomic handle is black G10, a composite that is virtually indestructible. It a textured state, like on the Yojimbo, it is immensely tacky when wet, a huge plus when you have wet or sweaty hands. When the job calls for big slicing, you need the right blade and the Yojimbo has you covered.