The Benchmade Griptilian 550BKHG knife features textured black Noryl GTX handles, which are very strong and very lightweight. Double 420J stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The AXIS lock mechanism makes the knife easy to open and easy to close for right and left handers. The modified Sheepsfoot blade is BK black finished 154-CM stainless steel with a hollow grind, plain cutting edge and ambidextrous thumb hole. The pocket clip can be reversed for right or left handed use. Mel Pardue design.