This 9" Frank B is an elegant knife. The stainless steel kriss blade gives this knife an exotic feel, while the smooth black handles and nickel silver bolsters and buttons lend a traditional feel. The brass pins and liners are a classic design feature as well. The blade tang is stamped "Frank B Italy" which verifies the quality of the workmanship. The action of the push button release is fast and lock up is secure. The sliding safety on the handle protects against accidental release of the blade. To close the open blade, press down on the swivel bolster. If you are looking to start a collection, or you have already some of these excellent pieces, this knife is a wonderful acquisition.