I can't tell you how hard this ice pick was to find. I searched many local retail outlets, and could not find this item anywhere. I just needed an ice pick as a handy tool for the home. Besides ice, you can use it to start a small hole in a piece of wood to get a eyehook started ; a hole in a piece of drywall for an anchor without having to take out a drill --not as messy. It's just a handy thing to have around the house. Overstock.com is my to go place for hard-to-find items.