The standard drop-pointed blade Sub-K is a surprisingly handy little knife, and arguably the sturdiest auto of its size anywhere around. Its one drawback is that that solid build encourages pressing into a firm, strong cut, but the short blade combined with the short handle male it a little too easy to lose control, let the blade slip, and bury that sharp, drop-point into something you didn't want to stab.
Consequently, this cleaver-style blade is the perfect variation. Like knives designed especially for rescue personnel to use for cutting someone out of a seat belt, harness, etc., without accidentally stabbing them, the blunted tip of this knife allows you to take full advantage of the knife's solid build and--for its size--surprisingly comfortable, controllable handle (thanks to those iconic Kalashnikov deep-finger choils) to safely apply almost as much force to a cut as is possible with a full-size knife; or to make quick cuts in confined and/or visually obstructed areas, which might even be impossible with a full-size knife.
The big questions with any auto knife are, of course, how is the action and is there significant blade play? The answers are: outstanding, and almost none. It would be nice if the AUS 8 blade steel was CPM 20CV, but it's much nicer to buy this knife for <$40, which is made possible by the AUS 8. What I wouldn't want, even for the same price, would be a steel that was difficult to sharpen to a razor's edge, like D2. On a small blade like this, the compromise of edge-retention in exchange for ease of sharpening and price is absolutely the correct one.
In short, this a short knife that makes short work of almost any cut and won't leaving you coming up short for the long haul .