Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Disclaimer: This unit was sent to me for review. Summary. Lol let's start the review with my layman's constructional criticism: imo the bottle opener could be 4.00mm shorter, making the TPT shorter and exposing 4mm longer cutting edge in turn. maybe the wasted 4mm are for pants extra safety margin or maybe the cap lifter wouldn't work anymore without prior blade removal, but i still think it's a waste chamfered grind wth makes flat head screwdriver slippery, less functional as screwdriver because of the fat chamfers nearly everywhere, only one side of the tip of the screwdriver can be effectively used as general scraping tool; fortunately its shoulders are sharp 90°-angled and could(?) be used as striker for a ferro rod are the shallow millimeter-spaced vertical grooves at the bottom edge intentional? while that edge can be used as file or finger nail file, why not make a genuine metric ruler (with +1mm resolution) out of it? For the pro's and con's I am listing only the most outstanding relevant points, not every "feature". The Good: really light weight (with installed standard razor blade only 29g w/o pocket clip); and the dimensions similar to two stacked regular keys, making it absolutely suitable for keychain-EDC very pocket-friendly carry on the keychain: fat chamfered edges, no pointy tips/corners, nothing pokes/catches/snags in the pants (not even the screwdriver or the bottle opener!) because of fat chamfers and rounded corners feels very comfortable, "soft" in hand; nice build quality, no internal rattling noise totally safe and secure in the pocket, no accidental deployment possible practically a 4-way tool: razor blade, bottle opener, mini pry bar, fire steel striker. (sorry the screwdriver, hex bit driver, and open-end wrench have extremely limited practical usage ymmv) *NEW!* fast easy one-handed blade deployment, smooth action, nice!! good tactility on the detents, too The Bad: price not suitable for heavy duty cutting tasks because the thumb of a firm grip would eventually or accidentally press the slider button difficult to get a secure (and safe) grip during heavy duty cutting tasks relatively short exposed cutting edge in deployed position The Ugly: none. basta ya. The fast easy one-handed blade deployment through the TPT Slide's slider button comes at the cost that the heavy user could press the slider button by accident. Also there is not enough remaining space for the thumb to produce a firm grip, the slider button kinda always gets in the way of the gripping thumb. This trade-off makes the tool imho not suitable for heavy duty cutting tasks, if that's what you're really after. Shoppers should check out the original TPT which doesn't have a slider button and costs $$ less! Introduction. Youtube, Kickstarter/Indiegogo/a.o. has tons of keychain tools (or 'pocket tools'), thousands are made out of Titanium, and hundreds are sporting a tiny or standard size utility/razor blade. Folding (or retractable) utility blades, if not utility knives, as EDC wearable have been becoming popular in recent years, maybe ever since Gerber made the splash with the Gerber EAB/EAB Lite, which is an inexpensive uber-popular stainless steel folding utility blade suitable for pocket-EDC but not for keychain-EDC. Nowadays there are countless keychain-EDC utility blades on the market, all somewhat similar to the TPT Slide with a retractable razor blade. Other comparable products are shorter, smaller, slimmer, lighter, faster, cheaper, safer, securer, less gimmicky, have more real functions, and I am not saying that the TPT Slide is superior in every or any respect. All I am saying is that the company tried to improve the initial 2016 release and the 2018 successor is worth our consideration, fair enough? WWW Information. The company released at least four excellent videos on their new product. Any serious shopper should watch them all to get a good feel(ing) for the size and handling. The official product page lists all sorts of features, details, specs and such. And pricing, of course. Current retail is $80 oic. After having watched the videos, the reader would know very well what the product is about and what to expect, if he/she ordered it from the website. Honestly there is not much to say about such a "simple" product no offense, other than stating the obvious, repeating the list of specs and features, which is exactly what bloggers, news outlets, magz, social media workers, youtubers, etc did with the original TPT two years ago. Horrible! In this review i'll try to state the not so obvious, taking a hard look at details, anything relevant or critical which comes to mind. Please press the Like button lol, if you think that i succeeded in doing so. Unboxing. My unit came shipped in a small gray padded envelope PAR AVION from China as registered letter, fully trackable, through the carrier SFC (www.sendfromchina.com) and reached me in less than 2 weeks. The retail box was shrink-wrapped. Very commercial, wow. After fast-forwarding and deleting the pointless unboxing video we have landed right at the disassembly result, you still might like it : WYSIWYG what u c is what u get. I keep the professionally made retail box as neat storage container for the pocket clip, lanyard, sheath, blade inserts, paper stuff. Nice to have all that stuff, thanks! You'll find the same on the back of the instruction manual as on the back of the retail box, namely an expansive drawing with an overload of feature markings. 16 features orly? Imho you could safely scratch 13 of them, leaving us with three concrete real practical utilities which cannot be found elsewhere on your keys: standard razor blade (installed by yourself) bottle opener/cap lifter (titanium) mini pry bar You could use any primitive key on your keycain for "features" such as "wide head screwdriver", "flat head screwdriver", "scraper edge", "lanyard / key ring", "measurement cues", "package opener", "camping fork". And if you're honest to yourself, you could use a key even as "mini pry bar", and "cap lifter"! And please don't fool yourself by thinking that your TPT keychain pendant can be really used as "15 sizes universal wrench", "screwdriver", or "hex bit driver", when you need such a thing in a RL situation; that would be ludicrous! We'll talk more about that topic soon. Aha, precision made. That is well true. But seriously, if one had to summarize the TPT Slide product in fair comparison to competitive products, it would be "a keychain-EDC razor blade with mini pry bar which does open bottles". The leather sheath. It sounds, feels, looks, smells, tastes like leather. It should be genuine leather then, much nicer material quality than the typical ebay smartphone case made out of synthetic leather. As long as it is new, it is nice. On youtube you'll find one or two reports of the outer seams coming off after some wear and tear. We know this phenomenon from our smartphone leather cases and it will happen eventually, if you carry the sheath around. Personally, i don't get the point of a leather sheath for an EDC wearable or a keychain tool, but there are so many youtubers who appreciate and actually use omg the sheath. Good for them! I shouldn't complain, the existence of a nice leather quality sheath is a plus, no question.