This lanyard has a robust clip that can break away with a “large” tug thus freeing your arm from a potential grab to your tool/lanyard. Now, we don’t want to lose our tool but it’s better than having your opponent control your arm. However, it is nice to be able to let go of your weapon to use both hands, and then with a quick whip of your arm, the tool swings back up into your hand ready to use. Great for running with your tool, having to tie your shoe or the like, drop your tool, take care of your business, and then whip it back up into your hand. Great freedom and yet extremely safe from your opponent grabbing your “dangling” self defense weapon and controlling your arm. This breakaway clip takes a good tug to break free so you won’t lose your weapon easily but when necessary you can jettison the weapon.