"The Boye Pointed Tip has a pointed tip blade shape. It is as light and flat and useful as we can make it. It's easy to carry and deploy with either hand. This is a basic, all-around knife design that will come through time after time for all sorts of jobs, including the kitchen. But all of this versatility makes this blade a little too dangerous to use in freeing moving lines and people in rough water, in which case the Sheepsfoot blade is recommended. If means permit, consider carrying both - the Sheepsfoot as your primary safety knife, and the Pointed Tip as your workaday companion knife."