The C2002 Asticus is about a straightforward of a knife as it is possible to be and we absolutely love that. For first-time knife buyers and users, knives like this with a drop point blade and simple, ergonomic handle is exactly what you're looking for. You won't be turned off by additional features that serve no purpose but instead have a knife that just feels right to carry and to use. The smooth flipping action, easily manipulated liner lock mechanism, and reversible deep carry pocket clip are great features for everybody, no matter your experience. Whether you're looking for a gift, your next EDC choice, or a viable tactical blade, the Asticus is where we'd spend our money.