The tanto BlackWash Cryo, a Rick Hinderer design, is a stainless steel blade with a black-oxide BlackWash coating. The tanto Cryo has the SpeedSafe assisted opening, so one-handed opening is easy using either the flipper or thumb-stud. For ease of carry, it has the deep-carry pocket clip. Like all Rick?s knives, the Cryo benefits from Rick?s real world experience as a fire fighter and EMT. It?s designed to be a sturdy knife that?s still aesthetically pleasing and feels good in the hand. The BlackWash coating not only gives it that well-worn look, it also enhances corrosion resistance. For secure blade lock up, the Cryo offers a tough frame lock with lock-bar stabilization. Slightly smaller than some Hinderer pocketknives, the Cryo with BlackWash is a superb knife for every day carry. You get the tactical, hard-use looks you?re looking for, a Hinderer design, and SpeedSafe opening in this amazingly affordable Kershaw that?s destined to be an EDC favorite.