When closing the blade, your encounter a 'stop'. This preserves the sharpness, as the sharp part of the blade doesn't hit against the inside of the knife. The Traditional features a slip-joint system. This doesn't lock the blade, but there is a noticeable spring pressure to overcome, so the blade will not open or close unintentionally.
The handle of this knife is made of mammoth tooth. The special lines drawing is unique for every knife. Of course, Fontenille Pataud makes sure that their use of mammoth tooth meets are legal requirements. The back of the knife is tastefully decorated. A soft leather sheath is included.