The tanto grey Link is crafted using 420HC stainless steel with a black-oxide BlackWash coating on the blade. The handle is made using a grey anodized aluminum for a highly attractive appearance. It uses SpeedSafe assisted opening for ease of use, just pull down on the ambidextrous flipper. The missing link?between a quality, made-in-the-USA knife and a price most consumers can afford?has been found. Or, to be more precise, Kershaw is making it. Appropriately, it is called the Link and it has been given the patriotic model number of 1776 and colored even more appropriately for the U S of A. The sculpted lines and texture of the handle provide for a comfortable and secure grip. The Link feels big and solid in the hand and offers a clean look. The pocket-clip is reversible for convenient left or right-handed pocket carry. The Link is made in Kershaw?s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tualatin, Oregon.