It's the Spyderco ones that do not attract me.But everyone seems to like them.Although, I never handled one yet
Also want to add Buck or Case knives.
Locking blades. I can tolerate some liner locks, but much prefer non-locking. I dislike Buck 110 style backlocks with a passion.93mm and 84mm alox handles. I can't abide the feel. I'm OK with the 58mm.Boker Subcom. I don't know what it is about that, but am thoroughly repulsed by it. Knives aren't supposed to be that shape.Anything tacticool, especially anything with camo on it.
Also carambits. Are they at all useful as a tool? Are they a weapon? They look (to me) really odd in anyones hand except a Klingons.
Same here. I have never been a fan of "traditional" knives but that might be because my grandfathers are from Europe and carried SAKs/brought their kids up to carry SAKs.I prefer a good traditional knife. Carried a whittler for years but I'm using large (4+ inches) these days.There is also all the garish colors that knife handles come in these days.
Camo knives/tools - You know what would be great? Having a knife that blends in with the grass/leaves/forest floor whenever someone drops it. That would be super handy. Oh wait...
Rope-cutting edge retention test for outdoor knives -- I always think outdoor knives should be a balance of toughness and edge retention, but why do people still keep on cutting card board or ropes for outdoor fixed blade?
Serrated blades, I've never liked them. I've been put off buying a few multi's because they have a half serrated blade on them.
I also want to applaud our group here. I can tell you, there are A LOT of sites out there that would have been in a flame war by now.
Oh, another one for the grumpy list - pocket clips that aren't deep carry. I don't want my knife popping out like a meercat!