The Cathode isnt ultra-fancy, just ultra-functional. The 2.25-inch tanto blade is great for slicing and piercing. A top grind adds a touch of style, while heavy jimping on the spine ensures a secure grip-especially when you need to choke up on the blade for detail work. The blade opens with a flipper and SpeedSafe assisted opening, so one-handed opening is a breeze. And, since its a flipper knife, its great for left- or right-handed users. The handle is stainless steel, cold-forged with a repeating pattern thats not only looks good, but also enhances grip. The Cathode locks up securely during use thanks to the solid frame lock. Black hardware, including a backspacer with additional jimping and a reversible pocketclip, sets off the Cathodes all-steel good looks.