I bought this knife for every day use. I had it about a week now, and fair to say I can write a good review of it. As an tradesman, I found this knife the best by far, that I ever purchased to use. I use it for everything from opening boxes to cutting rope. (serrated is great for that) the back portion is serrated about 1.5 inches. the knife feels very comfortable wearing it clipped to my right pocket. Cant even tell its there the clip has the perfect amount of tension. Clearly the finest workmanship. the automatic portion works unbelievable. I actually like it so much, I'm buying another one for my coworker, so he doesn't steal mine. GREAT BENCHMADE!