In my opinion, the “perfect knife” is the one that you love. Not the one that someone tells you to love. People (including me) get way too absorbed in the technicalities and on-paper details of knives. If you love a knife, it’s perfect. Regardless of whatever someone says about it. As far as using the “right tool for the job,” I think the attitude that surrounds that statement is a bit misguided. A more appropriate phrase in my opinion is “use good judgement”. If you believe a task can be done with your knife, then it’s the right tool for the job. I’ve seen Old Hickory butcher knives baton wood, and I’ve seen Becker BK2’s slice meat.