This knife is so sick sometimes I throw up in my mouth a little just thinking about it. This is the easiest knife I have ever opened, for all intents and purposes it's a push button action blade. If you look at the bottom pic, that little nob on the very bottom is what you push to spring the blade open. The safety lock that locks the blade both open and closed also is easy to use. Hands down this is the best deigned knife I've ever touched. Oh ya and the blade is really really sharp. This knife feels like it will last forever with very few sharpenings. As a minimalist camper this is the knife I would want if my life ever depended on it. Bomber.