Between the Two, I would go with the Matriarch.

Regarding the Lil Matriarch, how does its tip compare to the Tasman Salt's? I use my Tasmans a lot, but am mindful with their tips, since I lost a bit of the tip on one of them when it accidentally bumped the table lightly while doing some cutting.

I would imagine the Matriarch or Civilian would be fearsome weapons, but always wondered at the delicate tips. If it were brought into action in a violent, life-threatening situation, in many cases I wouldn't expect the tip to survive. Of course, if it WERE actually used as such, it most likely would be confiscated as evidence anyway.

Jim