Designed for close and personal self defense situations, the CRKT James Williams Designed Otanashi Noh Ken Knife has a smooth and fast action along with a samurai inspired blade. This knife comes equipped with CRKT's LAWKS safety locking system. When the knife is being used in self defense situations, simply slide the lever forward to lock the blade in the open position. When not in use, disengage the lock and fold the blade back into the handle. The stainless steel blade features a bead blasted, corrosion resistant coating to prevent rust and premature wear. It features a design inspired by Osoraku samurai blades for optimum penetrating ability. The flat black G10 handle reduces glare and has been praised by enthusiasts for its excellent grip and low profile clip point carry system.