The Griptilian features textured black colored handle scales (very strong and very lightweight). Double 410 stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The blade is a BK1 black coated 154-CM stainless Tanto style (partially serrated). The AXIS lock system makes the knife easy to open and easy to close (it operates identically for right and left handers). The pocket clip can be reversed for right or left handed people.