This beautiful piece is the direction I want to move in in the future. I love to leave parts of my knives unfinished, to show where this knife came from. This knife is forged from 80CRV2 steel, a very tough alloy. It may look daunting, but this knife weighs in at 5.5oz. It is very thin at the edge, while maintaining a comfortable feel. The western handle is made from black kirinite and redheart.