This Barry Wood swing lock folder features a mirror finished blade and satin polished stainless steel frame with mammoth ivory scales that have been scrimshawed by Funmaker. 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 lightly 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. Nice function. Has a few light scratches, otherwise excellent condition for age. Comes with a zippred case.