Ray, You made a very valid point. I, also, am not a big fan of less than 3.4 inch blades, which are almost always my EDC. The photo you commented on was taken late one night on a back patio, (late nite ice tea) after I had emptied pockets of all but the Kershaw Shuttle. As you can see, it was up to the job. The Shuttle, (IMO) struggles to be referred to as a knife, but it has come in handy on many occasions as an always present backup!