By far our go-to knife.
A perfectly-sized (4" closed) Japanese-made Higo knife, with brass handle and soft-iron blade. Hand-made (Japan) and hand-finished at our shop here in Dallas; no two will look the same.
The soft steel produces a very sharp edge, easily honed as necessary. If you live in more humid areas or use it on fruit, a drop of oil every once in a while won't hurt.
If you need a smaller Higo, look for Just Lefty, elsewhere on our shop. Black is your color? Cash. Blued steel? Kind of Blue.
Consider adding a knife care-kit, which includes a small sharpener and oil. Details under Knife Care-Kit.