The blade on this knife is a high quality matte finished stainless steel. This is a spring assisted knife, meaning when you push on the thumb stud to open it a spring takes over and propels the blade open. The body of the Firefly is made out of matte finished stainless steel and features a rosewood insert on the front of the knife. The overall fit of the knife body is quite good. This knife is very slim and quite enjoyable to carry. Sliding safety. If you haven't yet discovered the joys of a spring assisted knife, this is a great way to start. And at only $9.00 (shipped!), the price is right!