"The Ripper" is so named for the not quite sharp serrated liners which extend downward from the tail of the handle. Filed thumbrest, finger grooved contoured handle. Automatic button trigger is flush with the handle and dual thumbstuds provide ambidextrous manual opening. Linerlock closure. This knife has some minor cosmetic imperfections - the micarta around the auto button is not as perfectly flush and tight as one might wish, this does not deter from the function but is visible upon close inspecton; also, the blade exhibits some small mars on the finish. The price reflects these imperfections.