The Eris is named after the second largest Dwarf planet in our solar system. It is a BIG... little knife. With a 1.99-inch long blade it should keep our fellow Americans who live in knife "unfriendly" cities around this amazing country, from getting into blade-size conversations with police. This little knife wont de-pant our suit wearing customers and when you open a letter or box at your office, your co-workers wont buckle at the knees. The ergonomics of the knife will please as you go about lifes smaller knife tasks.