The Scallion has a compact, yet effective 2 1/4-inch blade, so it's the perfect size for pocket carry. The Scallion's high-carbon stainless steel blade offers good edge retention and excellent corrosion resistance. The bead-blasted finish gives the blade a matte look and it's easy to maintain, too. The OD Scallion is easy to open when you need it, too, thanks to its SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism. With SpeedSafe, you just pull back on the ambidextrous flipper or push on the thumbstud and the blade moves out of the handle, ready for use. The OD Scallion's handle scales are anodized aluminum over steel liners. Anodizing not only enables the aluminum to take a scratch resistant color, but it actually strengthens the aluminum. For safety, the OD Scallion has a locking liner to keep it locked safely open and a Tip-Lock to keep it locked safely closed during transport.