Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Great for utility and self-defense, watch the Cold Steel video above
I like this better than a conventional package opener, except you'd better "choke up" with our fingers on the blade so you don't accidentally cut too deep and hit the package contents. Where this excels, however, is "available self defense." It is small and light enough that whenever you are home, you should have one looped around your neck with paracord, or otherwise carried in some manner that allows simple grab 'n' pull release from the sheath (which means the sheath MUST be anchored to something solid, by heavy duty "camping" safety pin to the inside of a jeans pocket, or by Nite-Ize utility carabiner to a belt loop etc. - o-ring through a lower hole on the sheath tip, Nite-Ize key ring carabiner from belt loop to o-ring). If someone ever breaks into your apartment or house at night, assume you won't have the coordination in a panic situation to open a folding knife, and in any case will want to be able to keep one hand and arm free for shoving him off - which means you want to keep it as simple as wrapping your free hand around the handle, pulling it loose, and jabbing with it if you have to. The beauty of the t-handle is that it is MUCH harder to accidentally drop, even if your arm or back of hand is struck, triggering a "drop" reflex. The beauty of this small blade is that you won't be looking at a fatality, but will convince the b&e felon to "shop elsewhere" (the blade is "big enough", as the gruesome multiple strikes to a side of beef in the video point out). Remember what Jeff Cooper said: a small gun (knife) if always carried, always trumps the big gun (knife) back home in your safe.