Most of the time you will only need your knife to spread cream cheese on your bagel. However, in case of a rescue situation where you need quick access to a knife, this knife is easy to pull from the sheath and comfortable to grip in a wet cold environment. This mid-sized knife is a favorite among commercial river guides. Molded friction release sheaths clip to a belt or the lash tab on your PFD. The River Runnertrade incorporates a half smooth, half serrated blade and a pointy tip for puncturing a broached boat.