The Griptilian features textured black color valox handles (which are very strong and very lightweight). Double 410 stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The blade is BK1 black coated 154-CM stainless tanto style (plain). The pocket clip can be reversed for right or left handed people (see picture #2 for pocket clip location). The AXIS lock system makes the knife easy to open and easy to close (it operates identically for right and left handers).