The brilliant colors of the anodized-aluminum handle is afade-resistant, scratch-resistant dye thats permanently bonded to the aluminumso it looks good now, and will continue to look good later. The business end of the knife is atask-ready 3-inch blade of Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel, a steel designed in a partnership between Kershaw and Sandvik.This high-performance steel enables us to make the Leeks blade razor sharp out of the box and helps it hold that edge, too.The modified drop-point blade shape makes it a good slicing knife, while the slim tip gives it excellent piercing and detail work capabilities. Whether youre left-handed or right-handed, its easy to open your Leek with SpeedSafe assisted opening. A simple pull back on the ambidextrous flipper blade protrusion or push outward on the thumbstud and the Leeks blade is ready to go to work. For safety, a locking liner keeps the blade locked open during use and a Tip-Lock slider locks it closed when folded. The pocketclip is reversible for tip-up or tip-down carry and the handle is drilled to accept a lanyard. The Leek is a slim, easy-to-carry design that gives you plenty of cutting versatilityand good looks. Features: SpeedSafe assisted opening; Liner lock; Reversible (tip-up/tip-down) pocketclip; Steel: Sandvik 14C28N, bead-blasted finish; Handle: 6061-T6 anodized aluminum; Blade length: 3 in. (7.5 cm); Closed length: 4 in. (10.3 cm); Overall Length: 7 in. (17.9 cm); and Weight: 3.0 oz.