If anyone has this model, be careful, mine failed without warning. I picked up a Gerber Mini-Paraframe about 2 weeks ago. It was used to slice two apples, and to cut a few straws to shorter lengths for a couple of kids at work it did well. Yesterday I tried to use it to cut a piece of leather and the lock busted. The blade slammed down on my hand, cutting my middle finger pretty good. After I stopped the bleeding, I examined the knife. 4 out of 5 tried the blade snapped shut. I have never had a knife break on me like that before, then again it was my first Gerber. The store, Walmart, won't let me return it. Needless to say I went down the street and picked up a Buck 55.