The first thing youll notice is the Embers size. The blade is just 2 inches long and, when closed, the knife is a compact 2.8 inches. But the next thing youll notice is the Embers striking looks. Angles, contours, matte-grey coating, and black hardware give it a tactical look-and-feel that knife users will really warm up to. For easy opening, the Ember features SpeedSafe assisted opening and a handy, built in flipper. The modified clip point blade has an ergonomic top curve, which gives the user a convenient place to position an index finger when guiding the knife's edge in a close cutting situation. A sturdy frame lock secures the blade in position for safe use. The blade is heat treated to Kershaw's demanding specifications to bring out the very best qualities in the steel. Titanium carbo-nitride coating on both blade and handle give the Ember a matte grey finish. Black hardware, including the three position pocketclip, enhances this little knife's look. Easy to carry in pocket, briefcase, or backpack, the Ember from Kershaw and Rick Hinderer packs a lot of style into a small package.