Ernest Emerson has described the A100 folder with three words: symmetry, grace, and power. It's a clean knife design with a centered blade tip that is characteristic of a spear point knife while having a minimal swedge that gives it extra strength for a wide range of tasks. The G-10 handle has a titanium liner lock and a notch in the front scale to facilitate a frustration-free lock release. Emerson Knives is known for their toughness and the A-100 model is no exception. It's a simple knife that doesn't give up.
The Mini A-100-SF has a stonewash finished blade with a plain cutting edge.