I have had the stiletto for about ten years and use it often. I consider it a staple tool, love it! I'm giving this new one to my daughter, who is a beginner in sewing and quilting. However, I'm keeping the seam ripper. I've been using it for the past month and it is awesome! I have about five seam rippers and it's my new favorite. The point is so fine, it's the best so far for getting under those stitches when I need to rip.