The Chive is a small, less than 2-inch blade, knife. Using 420HC stainless steel for the blade and a 410 stainless steel for the handle, the Chive is a good high quality knife. For easy opening, it features the SpeedSafe assisted opening. The Chive is a small knife, which makes it perfect for pocket, pack, purse, or briefcase carry. But just because it?s small doesn?t mean the Chive isn?t mighty. In fact, the Chive is perfect for just about any cutting task you?d care to ask it to do?from opening packages to breaking down cardboard boxes. The high-carbon blade steel offers good edge retention and excellent corrosion resistance. The bead-blasted finish is easy to maintain. For safety, the Chive has two locking systems. The frame lock secures the blade open so it can?t accidentally close during use. And to ensure that it won?t accidentally open during transport, the Chive is also equipped with a Tip-Lock slider to lock the blade closed when folded.