The Socom Elite Auto sets the standard for tactical/utility cutlery. Since the inception of the original Socom in 1996, it has been a highly popular folding knife. Over the years, improvements have been made, making the Socom more adaptable to different environments. The manual or 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.