This is one of my all time favorite value blade automatics. This knife is a solid strong performer. The action is medium speed. The blade is very heavy duty. The blade gives you a ton of cutting real estate. I really like the handle on this knife. It has a great shape for your fingers to grab onto. I especially like the added touch of the parachute logo on the side. The handle has a slide safety on the spine--the safety is an odd shape but works just fine. Great automatic knife at the price.