This Barry Wood swing lock folder features a satin finish blade and satin finish stainless steel frame with black linen micarta scales. This is a very unique scissor opening folder, which when the blade is fully open and locked in place is almost a fixed blade knife. The handle is nicely contoured for a comfortable grip. Opening is accomplished by lighting pressing down and outward at the rear indentation on the spine, which releases the locking pin and allows one side of the handle and the blade to rotate down then forward until the blade locks in the forward position. The one side of the handle continues to rotate back until it locks in place. Closing requires the same slight thumb pressure at the indentation to release the locking pin, then the one side of the handle is rotated back and around, catching the blade and aligning both with the other side of the handle in a locked closed position. Has some light scratches on blade and handle. Good condition for its age.