This is my second knife from the launch series. Also have the launch 12. I really like the size of the 4, it is great as a small utility knife that basically disappears into your 5th pocket. As an auto it is "nonthreatening" and does not draw attention like the 12 with it's stiletto silhouette. For the value you can't get a better made in USA auto. The only thing that isn't great is the action on the button is only okay, but I suppose that is good against accidental deployments.