For those who prefer a compact folding knive, the Alpha Dorado from Buck Knives is an ideal answer. More than that, with its size and styling, the Dorado becomes a real workhorse for many other knife users because it functions so well. Providing the same basic design ad advantages as Buck's full size Alphas and the convenience of one-hand open/close action, the two Dorado models are 30 percent smaller. The wide, sculpted, modified drop-point blade is 2 1/2 inches long and folds into a 4 inch handle. Locked open, it's a solid, sturdy 6 1/2 inches.