By design, the draw from concealment of the blade is the same as a handgun draw from concealment and striking with a Colonel is the same as throwing a punch. This means the user doesn't have to learn anything new. They already have the instinctive tools to be effective with the blade out of the box.
Unlike other blades, that can take years to master, The Colonel is designed around how people naturally fight. Punching and stabbing are the same motion, meaning if the end user can throw a targeted punch, they can deliver a decisive attack in less than a second and that is key to the blade's effectiveness.
The point is where the most damage is inflicted by a blade and unlike conventional blades, which use systems of slashes to position for a stab, every strike with the Colonel is a stab.
Finally, the Colonel is comfortable to conceal and fast to land an effective strike on an opponent. The three inches of blade are more than enough to hit vital organs in the chest, stomach, neck and head with targeted strikes allowing the user to finish the fight or disengage as the situation dictates.