Opening the blade is done via a thumb hole, rear flipper or front flipper. These different methods are a Vosteed trademark, makes the knife very fidget friendly. I'm happy that it's also spydie flick friendly too. I like the fact that the rear flipper doubles as an area to choke up on when the situation arises.
I think the slender handle with a gently arc helps accentuate the overall appearance and feel of the knife. The handle is long enough for a full four finger grip, even though thin it's super comfortable. The handle comes in an assortment of colors, mine being reminiscent of the Joker. The colors pop and the G10 has a nice texture to it, good feedback without being too grippy.
The Griffin does a great job guarding treasure, or your pocket contents anyways. I love the designs from Rob Saniscalchi and I'm glad they continue to work with him. This partnership is bound to produce many beautiful designs that are as much a work of art as they are function.