Based on a 10th century Icelandic design, this knife works equally well for utility or defense. The grip shape makes it almost impossible to let go unintentionally.
And a basic table knife variant for variety:
If you want one of these or something similar, let me know. I’ll put you in touch with Nik. These make very unique gifts because no two are the same and all are made by a master. The cutting edge on mine is still strong ten months later.