The Scallion, a Ken Onion design, is a small 2.25-inch bead-blasted 420HC stainless steel blade with a black glass filled nylon handle. This high-carbon steel makes for great edge retention and superb corrosion resistance. It, like all the Ken Onion designs, is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening using the flipper, making one-handed opening a breeze. The Scallion is a smaller knife, just perfect for pocket carry. But just because it?s smaller doesn?t mean the Scallion isn?t mighty. In fact, the Scallion is perfect for just about any cutting task you?d care to ask it to do?from breaking down a cardboard box to cutting twine to cutting apple slices for lunch. For safety, the Scallion has two locking systems. The locking liner locks the blade open so it can?t accidentally close during use. And to ensure that it won?t accidentally open during transport, the Scallion is also equipped with a Tip-Lock slider to lock the blade closed when folded.