Schrade has this knife listed as a spring assisted knife, but in our opinion it is more of an automatic. The blade is deployed by either the thumb stud (spring assist) or you can push the button on the spine of the knife and it opens automatically. Either way, this is a GREAT knife and you'll be pleased! M.A.G.I.C. stands for Multipurpose Assisted Generational Innovative Cutlery.
The SCHA2 Nitro folder has a silver aluminum handle with safety, glass breaker tip and pocket clip. Bead blasted 4034 stainless steel tanto blade with a plain edge.