The amazing rainbow colors of the Rainbow Chive are the result of applying a titanium-oxide coating to both blade and handle. The coating is created by a process in which metals are ionized, then permanently deposited as a thin metal coating on the blades. The coating is durable and scratch resistant and looks, well, amazing. But that's not all the Rainbow Chive has to offer. With its less-than-two-inch blade, the Rainbow Chive is the perfect size. To ensure this handy little blade is always ready when you need it, the Rainbow Chive is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening. The high-carbon blade steel offers good edge retention and excellent corrosion resistance. For safety, the Rainbow Chive has two locking systems. The frame lock secures the blade open so it can't accidentally close during use. And to ensure that it won't accidentally open during transport, the Rainbow Chive is also equipped with a Tip-Lock slider to lock the blade closed when folded.