The Gerber EAB (Exchange-A-Blade) Lite Pocket Knife has become my favorite everyday carry, and not because it’s sexy and built for stabbing bad guys. It’s because, in almost all the occasions you need a pocket knife, the Gerber will do the trick.

I used to have a knife problem. I would overthink my knife needs, and I’d end up with a number of knives that didn’t really work for me.  You have to be honest with yourself about what your needs are for a knife — and, of those needs, which ones come up repeatedly and regularly.  When we do this exercise, we find our knife isn’t usually used for stabbing bad guys in the throat … it is more like cutting boxes open that the UPS dude delivered.

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The Gerber EAB (Exchange-A-Blade) Lite Pocket Knife

That’s where the Gerber EAB comes in. At just under 3 oz of stainless steel with a handy pocket clip, there’s no fumbling with extra attachments or excess caution with a long blade. It exists for one reason: to cut. And sometimes, that’s enough.

You can go here to pick up the Gerber EAB Lite Pocket Knife. But if your day may involve some stabbing, you’ll want something other than the EAB Lite…

Ivan Loomis is a former Marine who also served in the Air Force. This review originally appeared on Kit Badger.