I got a chance to shoot with one of the new updated Lionfish Slayers today, and it was the bomb. I shot a bunch of fish on the Clinton, and the Lionfish Slayer® operated very smoothly, and accurately. I will be using this moving forward on all of my dives. Learn more about them here. If you want to try one, come dive with me!
Yeah, I guess that the knob does act as a sort of hilt. I think the Lionfish Slayer® overall is much safer to carry, and certainly less intrusive. The retracting tines make the Lionfish Slayer® much safer than a traditional pole spear.