That's a good idea, adding a decent amount of cord on the pry-bar, to get extra grip and leverage. I'll steal that idea! The piranha 1 looks good too.I think I am settling on the item 7. I filed down the 'package opener' edge --- it cannot cut skin, but it works well on blister packs. And I sharpened up the V-slot so it will at least do some damage to cord, it not actually cut it cleanly!