The teal Leek is a 3-inch Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel blade with teal anodized aluminum scales on steel liners for the handle. It comes equipped with SpeedSafe assisted opening: both ambidextrous and easy to flip open. The brilliant color is applied to the anodized aluminum handle. The color is a fade-resistant, scratch-resistant dye that?s permanently bonded to the aluminum, so it looks good now, and looks good later, too. But color isn’t the only benefit of anodizing; the process strengthens the aluminum as well. For safety, a locking liner keeps the blade locked open during use and a Tip-Lock slider locks it closed when folded.