The Trance folder is larger than the Subcom series, but still compact. It builds on the Subcom design but gives you even more cutting power. The blade is AUS-8 stainless steel (bead blast) and features ambidextrous thumb studs (there is also a flipper on the black of the knife- give it a push and flick your wrist to get the blade out extra fast). The Trance's handle is black fiberglass-reinforced nylon and has palm index ramps (a fancy way of saying "texture") to help with grip. A pocket clip makes carry easy. Designed by Chad Los Banos of Hilo, Hawaii.