The umbrella is better than what is illustrated on the website. I recently used it to stop two people trying to pick my pocket; one blocked my way onto a train while the other leaned in behind me and tried to grab my wallet from my pocket. I turned quickly and swung the Unbreakable umbrella (a model U-212, so it was the longer one) and whacked the pickpocket in the wrist with it. He and his accomplish ran off. This umbrella earned its keep that day. Thank you so much for offering them to potential victims like me.