The Schrade Viper SCHOTF7BS Out-the-Front Assisted Opening knife features a partially serrated drop point blade with a black finish. The handle is black finished aluminum with rubber inserts. The SCHOTF7 has a safety, pocket clip and glass breaker. To deploy the blade, simply push on the slider near the base of the handle to get the blade moving and the spring assist mechanism will take it the rest of the way. To retract the blade, release the lock and pull down on the slider to lock it back in place. It is assisted automatic deployment and manual retraction.