|M.A.G.I.C. or Multipurpose, Assisted, Generational, Innovative Cutlery. is Smith and Wesson's dual patented, revolutionary assisted opening mechanism that is an integral part of this series of knives. The M.A.G.I.C. assisted opening mechanism is the easiest, single handed opening system you have ever used and it's so fast you'll swear this knife could be classified an auto - but it's not! To open the knife as fast as you would any auto you just pull back on the tab on the handle spine and the blade slams out into the locked position. The handle also has a glass breaker on the butt end of the knife and a lock mechanism slider to lock the blade against accidental opening. You will love this knife!