This Italian stiletto knife made in Italy customized by Walt's Flatguard Knives (Latama Cutlery), also known as a switchblade, opens with the push of the button and closes by simply pushing down on the top bolster to release the blade. These are side opening knives. This automatic switchblade has a Genuine Cocobolo handle with a half grind blade and is overall open length 9 inches with a 4" blade and is 5" closed. It has a hefty 5mm backspring and has the Walt's stylized Cat tang stamp on the blade. All of our switchblade knives are genuine Italian knives made in Maniago, Italy!