Assisted Opening Out the Front Knife. This new knife from Smith & Wesson features an exciting new out-the-front mechanism. Simply push on the slider near the base of the blade to get the blade moving. Once you reach a certain point the knife takes over and rockets the blade out and into place. Lock-up is very solid on this knife. To retract the blade, just pull down on the slider and lock it back into place (automatic ejection, manual retraction). Black titanium nitride finished 4116 stainless tanto style blade (plain). Black coated aluminum handle w/ sliding safety, pocket clip and glass breaker. Automatic ejection, manual retraction.