This is the only knife that we use on the farm. Everyone has one in their pocket or tucked in the brim of their hat, so don't mess with anyone on my farm. The design is stunning, uber simple and extremely functional. The French steel holds a stong edge that lasts. The handle is beech wood that takes a wonderful patina. The metal collar rotates to lock the blade in the open and closed positions. This is the knife the French Foreign Legion uses, how cool is that?