The XS scores with one-handed operation, a slipjoint mechanism, G10 scales on both sides and a reversible clip (l/r). The unusually strong spring for a slipjoint provides a high degree of handling safety even without a lock. The 440C blade has generous thumb ramp with jimping, and together with the textured grip provides plenty of control for any cutting chore. The deep index finger groove not only gives additional support, but also offers the option to choke up on the knife or to hold it regularly, providing an even greater range of uses. An ideal companion, anytime, anywhere.