This by far is the best everyday carry that I have ever purchased.The extreme practicality of this design is amazing. Simply slide the switch forward, make your cut, slide the switch back, return it to your pocket. As far as practical for tactical, it would not be my first choice. But how often is there the tactical threat? Yet a daily carry to cut open things is a real continous need. I would love to purchase a higher priced OTF when I can. This knife is a “no brainer ” entry level that you will treasure.