This may just be one of the best quality budget knives that has come through our store. Everything about the knife is superior in terms of the cost to quality ratio. The Gibson is spring assisted; Give the blade a push via the thumb-stud and the knife does the rest. The blade opens powerfully and locks up solid. The handle has rosewood scales (front and back). The 1045 stainless blade has a black finish. The Gibson has a pocket clip mounted on the back (tip up). A must have for pretty much everyone.