The Strix is the next design from VDK and they were extremely excited about the outcome of this model. The Strix is a large blade in a small package and carries extremely well due to this nice form factor. VDK has received positive feedback from customers that knives are smoother and deploy with rapid action give the user a better experience to use and fidget with. That's why they continued the use of ceramic bearings in the pivot for some enjoyably smooth action when paired with the long, heavy blade. The handle is 3D machine contoured titanium with a very ergonomic curve that locks the design into your hand. The interior of the handle has been milled out to reduce the weight, so...don't worry about your pants dropping. The blade does not just have the wow factor due to the blade grinds but was designed, so the tang flows into the handle giving a great choke point when used. We love the reach you get with the Strix and the incredibly light weight that comes along with it; this is an excellent tactical EDC blade right here. Excellent condition. 040/260 inside the backspacer.