The Starter's design is machined and complex, yet smoothly functional. The BlackWash finish gives it a rough-and-tumble look, yet the finish isnt just for looks. The coating provides an extra measure of protection for the metal, and the BlackWash helps hide any additional scratches you put on the knife during normal use. The Starter is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening for fast and easy one handed opening. It opens neatly with the built in flipper or thumbstud. A sturdy frame lock safely secures the blade open during use, and then closes easily for storage or carry. The all steel design really shows off the BlackWash finish. A deep-carry pocketclip is included so the knife rides comfortably low in the pocket for discreet carry.