"The razor blade mentality is getting old around here and is rather absurd for many reasons. A razor blade is not a knife. Nothing beats a reasonable quality light weight folding knife with a pocket clip for hiking."
To say "it's getting old and is absurd" is... well... absurd. As was pointed out above, you are on a lightweight backpacking site, and when someone says "critique my list, and remove some weight" no doubt someone is going to say "why carry that knife?" If you aren't comfortable with UL, SUL, XUL or whatever people want to call it, that's cool. But there are LOTS of people happily walking through the woods with a razor blade in their UL kits. I walked the PCT for five months and don't think I had a real need for a knife a SINGLE time. If people want to carry them, that's cool, and ya gotta remember different folks have different needs/wants in different conditions/settings... if I had to clean a fish, or "cut tinder for a fire in the rain" I might carry one too.
But if you someone asks for "alternatives" to their items to reduce packweight to other BPL folks, that's what they are gonna get, and it's kinda lame to jump in with the "absurd/getting old" comment. It works for lots of folks. Maybe not for you. Others would say it's crazy to go into the woods without a 1 lb first aid kit, a signal flare, PLB, ad infinitum. Just remember what forum you are on, and also what the OP asked about.
Also, your biographic statement lists you as a Professional Knifemaker? Aight, it makes sense now. You're just a knife person, and that's cool.