The 3800 family are auto open designs that can be manually actuated using the ambidextrous thumb studs provided. Single hand operation is assured in this William W. Harsey design. The production version features a flat ground D2 steel blade with a beautifully executed drop-point tip. Benchmade uses a nylon handle with a Kraton covering that delivers a fantastic adhesive quality, for a superb grip.
I am currently working on a full review of the prototype and I am impressed!
The production versions of the 3800 family should be available in March of 2011.