The CRKT Shizuka noh was designed by James Williams, an expert and celebrity in the field of martial arts and self-defense. His years of experience have helped to create a practical design which is compact enough to not be a burden while carrying, yet be a really tough knife! The blade is designed to perform to its maximum when piercing things. When opened it can be locked by a solid frame-lock. You can create the firmness of a fixed knife by further securing the blocking.