BLACKHAWK! Knives' CQD Mark I Type E is based on the MOD CQD Mark I award-winning design but has been re-engineered. Functionally identical to the original manual version of the Mark I, the Type E features the same high-strength, button-lock mechanism and secondary safety, recessed seatbelt/cord cutter, and carbide glass breaker. However, the handle is constructed of precision injection-molded reinforced nylon mounted to a 420J stainless steel frame. Its spearpoint AUS8A stainless steel blade boasts improved edge geometry for increased cutting performance and a low-profile black PVD-coated finish.