This knife is dual action, meaning when you use the button located on the side of the handle to eject the blade from the front of the handle, and youre ready to strike. Press the button back down and the blade effortlessly goes back into the handle. The blade is forged out of 1095/15N20 Damascus steel that has been folded over and over approximately 176-180 times to give it that beautiful and unique wave-like pattern. This steel has a Rockwell rating of 54-56. The blade is formed into a clip point style which offers a quicker "stabbing" advantage with less drag during insertion and faster withdrawal. The zinc alloy handle is covered in a matte black finish, and comes with gold toned screws to keep the handle together and a gold tone pocket clip. A glass breaker is located on the bottom of the handle in case of emergency. Also included is a black nylon sheath.