The OLFA L5-AL benefits from X-DESIGN excellence. This means that it has a very comfortable, anti-slip grip, allowing you to use maximum pressure to cut, safely. The elastomeric grip takes a lot of the pressure off your hand, resulting in greatly reduced strain over long periods of use. The body is also re-inforced with fibreglass, for ultimate durability and resistance to everyday materials and solvents. The L5-AL has an auto-lock to keep the blade in place during use, and a hard metal pick on the end that can be used for opening cartons, opening paint cans, creasing wallpaper, and various other tasks. The stainless steel blade channel will remain rust-free forever. Pre-loaded with an Excel Black ultra sharp blade.