I honestly didn't realize how small this thing actually was. Its big enough to do the jobs but small enough for you to realize you even have it hanging from your harness. Which is kind of the point of a climbing knife its there when you need it but you don't even notice it when you don't . My only complaint is that its so small that it is a bit difficult to use. Also Trango makes a nut tool that looks to have this knife built in for only five bucks more i wish I might trade this in and up grade to that.