Ontario Knife Companys Joe Pardue Utilitac Folder is based on the top selling original Utilitac folding knife designed by Joe Pardue. This knife features a three inch AUS-8 steel blade, and measures 7.125 inches overall. With a black finish, an upgraded black G-10 handle, and Ontario Knife Companys exclusive Tactical Assisted Opening mechanism, the patent pending T.A.O. mechanism was also designed by Joe Pardue to be more efficient and durable than other AO systems as it features only five moving parts. The opening kick is nothing short of impressive.