Hello @Marypenney07 When picking out a knife for your husband, there may be a few things to consider. One main consideration would be if you think he would like a straight edge blade or a serrated blade. Some knives offer a combination in order to provide extra versatility. An example of this would be the Gerber Swagger Drop Point Knife .
REI offers many knife options by Gerber and Benchmade which are two popular brands. In addition, if he might like something that includes other capabilities in addition to a blade, Leatherman offers some awesome multi tools.
Lastly, take in consideration where you live. Some places have restrictions on knife types and as a result your local REI may not carry these options and REI.com will be unable to ship. I live in New York and this is the case for us. I have attached a few more options you may want to look at. Hope you find the perfect knife for all his needs!
An EDC knife is a deeply personal decision. It can be anything from a Swiss Army Classic ($15) to items that are easily ten times as costly. Know for sure or consider a gift certificate (bills folded into aknife shape.)