Longer and more tapered for improved use with smaller cords, without sacrificing utility for heavier cord! Diamond knurled to provide a positive grip. Perfect size for any size hand.. Machined to a rounded tip so it won't snag or fray cordages. This is the perfect tool for loosening and tightening knots. When I finish a knot on say a pocket knife paracord lanyard when I singe the paracord ends the tools knurled finish puts a nice impression on the finished knot.