If you are looking for a spring assisted knife that will carry great when you are dressed to the nines, the Benchmade Osborne Emissary is the knife for you. From the S30V premium stainless steel blade to the precision CNC machined high strength aluminum alloy handles, this lightweight and thin knife screams class. The knife has a small slide safety near the AXIS-Assist locking mechanism that keeps the blade closed or open, depending on how you want it. The blade snaps open with authority when you get the ball rolling by pushing the thumb stud out and up. The S30V modified drop point blade allows you to cut with ease and will maintain an edge for a long time. When sharpening time comes, you can sharpen it yourself or take advantage of the Life Sharp program and send it in to get a nice factory edge put back on your knife (there is nominal fee to cover shipping). If you need a knife that is high quality, thin, lightweight and looks great wherever it goes, the Emissary is the knife for you. It is another great in a long line of fantastic Benchmade Knives.