Scallion is perfect for just about any cutting task you'd care to ask it to do. Serration assists in cutting though particularly tough or fibrous material, such as cord or rope. The scalloped serration offers even cutting power on both push and pull strokes and doesn't "tear" the material as much as other serration styles. To ensure our handy little blade is always ready when you need it the Scallion is equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening. Just pull back on the ambidextrous blade protrusion or push on the thumbstud and the blade moves out of the handle, ready for use. The high carbon blade steel offers good blade retention and excellent corrosion resistance. The bead blasted finish is easy to maintain.