The bottom line: one of the best top of the line professional automatic knives on the market.*154-CM steel: American, premium grade steel made for tough heavy-duty applications. It has the best all-around qualities such as great corrosion resistance, blade toughness, edge quality and edge-retention (stays sharp longer for the same amount of work).**Micarta:
it’s a very strong, extremely durable and lightweight synthetic material, one of the best for handles of heavy-duty knives. ***tip-up: the blade's tip points outside ward when the knife is folded and clip-held in the pocket.