The Mini Asticus is about as straightforward as folding knives get and we absolutely love that. For first-time knife buyers and users, knives like this with a drop point blade and a simple, ergonomic handle are 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, the Mini Asticus is where we'd spend our money.