I personally like benchmade knives. I would recommend a mini Griptilian for you, I believe its a 3" blade. I owned the standard Griptilian, beat the crap out of that knife, then lost it. Miss it terribly. Comes in a verity of grinds from drop point, partially serrated, tanto, whatever takes your fancy pluse price point isn't bad. Check out bladehq in the states or warrior and wounders in Canada. Outside of north america, cant help you.