Project ATOM blends traditional design with innovation in the Kershaw Arise. Featuring a blunt edge and no blade steel, the Arise is a new experiment from Kershaw. The design is inspired by traditional boot knives. Its distinct blade comes to a fine tip, and the handle's cross-guard helps provide exceptional grip during use. In an emergency situation, the Arise's blade tip serves as an effective self-defense tool. But during normal use, the fixed blade stands out as a fun conversation starter that's aesthetically pleasing and easy to carry with the included lanyard hole.