The BlackWash Leek has a black-oxide BlackWash coating on both the Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel blade and the 410 stainless steel handle. It is also equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening for easy ambidextrous one-handed opening with the flipper. With its 3-inch blade, the Leek is a good-sized knife, but not too big. The slim design makes it easy to carry and its razor-sharp blade of high-performance Sandvik 14C28N means it can take care of a full range of cutting tasks. The blade is a modified drop-point, so it?s a good slicing knife, while the slim tip gives it piercing capability and the ability to do detailed work. For confident blade use, a super-secure frame lock keeps the blade locked during use and a Tip-Lock slider locks the blade closed when folded. The pocket clip can be configured for tip-up or tip-down carry and the handle is drilled to accept a lanyard.