The Socom Elite sets the highest standard for tactical/utility cutlery. Since the inception of the original Socom in 1996, it has been the pioneer of Microtech’s entire folding knife line. Over the years, improvements have been made, making the Socom more adaptable to different environments. The manual (this model), or the auto Socom, has a unique handle shape that molds to your hand. You know you are buying the best tool on the market no matter which one-of-a-kind blade you choose: the clip point (this model), the tanto. Also, an integrated glass breaker in the base of the handle, and a large stud that allows easy opening with a glove, adds to its impressive stature. The Socom’s rugged reliability, make the first choice for the special operations community.