The stainless steel construction prevents rusting for a long life. The fast deployment is flawless and a bit intimidating. This button release is simple to use and can be done with a single hand. Stilettos have been around since the 1400s but gained popularity when they started appearing in movies. The impressive handle is made from wood and stained this lovely shade of green. All the bolsters are made from steel just like the frame. Included is a nylon sheath and a safety lock is featured on the front.Overall Length: 9.62 Inches.