My first knives were Buck folders and a couple of Buck Rigging knives with fids for rope work back in my sailing days.
The first really nice folding knife I received was a Puma from my wife 35 years ago for XMas. I lost that knife Nordic Skiing. The next summer I found this Buck on a two track road in Idaho. My wife bought me a replacement Puma because I felt so bad about loosing the first. Still have the knife, still have the wife.
My EDC these days is a Gerber F.A.S.T Draw. By Oregon knife maker Butch Vallotton.