Mastersmith Bill Burke created this exceptional utility knife with the idea of creating a perfect every day carry knife. The 52100 carbon steel blade was triple quenched and triple tempered for grain refinement and optimal edge holding, .101" blade stock and .891" blade depth, full tang construction. Many makers and collectors feel that 52100 is among the best steels available for knifemaking. A differential heat treatment ensures strength and durability. The lightning strike carbon fiber handle is nicely rounded for a sure, comfortable grip. Copper strands are interwoven throughout the carbon fiber weave. This type of carbon fiber was originally designed for use on fighter jets to redirect electricity. Lightning strike carbon fiber is among the hardest to find knifemaking materials. The knife is accompanied by a sturdy Kydex belt sheath that is sure to keep this knife at the ready when not on display. Adding a Tek-Lok allows for easy belt carry. Adding paracord would allow it to be used as a neck knife. An excellent knife from Bill Burke that is a unique digression from his norm, and truly a hard to find, superior little performer! Excellent condition. Comes with a COA from Blade Gallery.