This is a decent viewing of the issue. No its not going to kill you, any cut you get would be minor but this is a design flaw. You could very easily run the back of your hand on that exposed blade area while you are reaching for your chapstick or headphones in the same pocket. Now you will get a bunch of people coming out of the woodwork telling you not to carry anything else in the knife pocket but lets be realistic. You can reach past hundreds of other knife designs without having an exposed blade. This is something that other knives dont have and it is not a feature. This is a bug.