NyCShadow wrote:What's better a straight blade or serrated one? I live in Houston and just want one to carry around. Also size preference? Ty
Size preference is both a personal thing and depends on your potential usage...I've carried the extra large(not sold here) 11 inch version all day without issue personally, though some people would consider that too large for regular carry. The 7 inch version is more a "normal" size for an everyday carry blade(the Spyderco Tenacious is a well known and highly respected EDC knife, and it's overall length is 7.75 inches), and is the one least likely to alarm people if you pull it out and use it for every day tasks like box cutting or whatnot. If you're carrying it for potential self-defense(this wouldn't automatically be my first choice for a defensive knife though), longer blade is better, as it has more reach.
As for plain vs serrated, plain edge is generally better for every day tasks, if you plan on doing outdoor tasks with it though, you might wanna go for the serrated version.
So, my recommendation, if you're just looking for a blade for regular carry for mundane tasks, get the 7 inch plain edge. If you're looking for a self defense knife, get the 9 inch plain edge. If you're looking for a knife for possible outdoor usage, get the 9 inch serrated.
Couple more notes here-the blades are stonewashed, might not be able to tell that from the image, which is a plus IMO. And the Triad locking mechanism on them is stupidly strong...look up the torture tests people have put this lock through on Youtube to see what I mean. And yes, use caution, Cold Steel blades come SHARP out of box. While I do recommend that Nutnfancy review link the other dude posted, if you don't want to sit through a 31 minute knife review vid and wanna see one just focused on this particular Voyager model(9 inch plain edge), check out this one:
Whatever you get though, you're getting a bargain. The Voyager series are really good knives, and the 9 inch versions tend to run $45-50, so $28 is a very good price. Me, I ordered the 9 inch serrated for my personal collection. I always kinda wanted one of Cold Steel's serrated knives for my collection, but since I already had a plain edge one I found it hard to justify rebuying the same knife just for serrations at that price. But since I can get it here at about half the price, I took the plunge and got one.