This Italian stiletto knife made in Italy customized by Walt's Flatguard Knives (Latama Cutlery), also known as a switchblade. This one is a picklock opens with the push of the button and closes by pulling back on the lever behind 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 3 7/8" blade and is 4 7/8" closed. It weighs in at approximately 5 oz. 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!