The Mini Eagle was initially created as a back-up knife to fit in the handle (parasite-style) of the Steel Eagle 107C XX, so the user would have the capability of both a large knife and a small knife. The combo has been very popular amongst outdoor folks.
Recently, TOPS has had numerous requests for the Mini Eagle as a standalone tool. A sturdy, small blade for field use. The 1/4" thick, 3.0" blade gives the user a variety of capabilities that a smaller, thin blade may not necessarily have.