Black DLC coated cast Cobalt blade with an old Japanese red patina technique on the handle. Old meets new in terms of processes. I love the rough Alien/Primitive aspect of this piece. It is elegant in its simplicity and Zen in its design. It is a marriage of Tradition and Technology. The design is based on the Japanese Higonokami that has been made for centuries but with a Modern take. The blades are cast out of Cobalt steel or Dendritic steel using a wax 3D print. The handles are one of a kind in their construction and material – no knife ever comes out the same. It is a gentle person’s folder for us Desktop Warriors and the Traditional Outdoors-man.Japanese.