Congratulations on your new Vector!
The original design was about 4" blade and perhaps lacs of utilitarian features but its main purpose was to be an edged weapon.
You can open envelopes, prune mushrooms, cut bagels in half (really good at it) but basically the hawkbill blade always drag and catch the material for more deep cuts and the reinforced tanto point will give the knife added bonus on the piercing field.
In reverse grip this knife really shines and in saber grip the point is always in a cutting position.
I hope this help!
Graphic & Knife Designer
[This message has been edited by Joel Pirela (edited 05-11-2000).]