Most knives that I own, including most of my cold steel knives, are either clip/bowie point or drop/spear point.
I have an older 3" tanto voyager. I also have the new 4" voyagers in tanto point and the vaquero style blade.
Because the thick spine extends almost to the end of the blade, the tanto has the most durable tip for piercing. It also makes a deep cut due to the intersection of the two cutting faces. In my opinion, it is most suited for fighting, although it will work adequately as a utility blade.
Although I was initially skeptical about it, I carry my Vaquero (Nogales Point?) all the time and have found it to be a great utility knife. It is a great slicer. The tip is thin, but still strong enough to pierce if necessary.
Last but not least- the Clip Point...In my opinion, it is the best of both worlds (utility and fighting). It is durable and suited for both slicing and piercing. If I had to carry only one blade type, I would make it a Clip point.
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