The Starter is a tough and durable knife with black-oxide BlackWash coated stainless steel blade and handle to provide protection for the blade while hiding the scratches from use. This SpeedSafe assisted knife features a flipper and thumb-stud for easy opening. The BlackWash finish gives it a rough-and-tumble look, yet the finish isn?t just for looks. A liner lock safely secures the blade open during use, and then closes easily for storage or carry. The all-steel design really shows off the BlackWash finish. The Starter includes a deep-carry pocket clip so the knife rides comfortably low in the pocket for discreet carry.