Sporting a 4-1/8" drop-point blade crafted of strong S30V steel, the Vanguard has a rosewood handle and a polished brass butt and guard. It also has a leather sheath. Available in a rubber handle Vanguard version with Cordura nylon sheath. Developed by Crucible Steel for the cutlery industry and known as the pinnacle of knife-making metals, S30V is comprised of metallic powders fused together under intense pressure and heat. It is then tempered under extremely high temperatures. This process is quickly followed by a cooling cycle in a cryogenic freezer. The resulting metal delivers the absolute finest combination of edge retention (45% greater than 420HC), flexibility and hardness (59-61 Rockwell), while remaining easy to sharpen with conventional stones. This steel also exhibits a high chromium content for oxidation resistance. For even greater corrosion resiliency each knife has been treated with a Titanium Aluminum Nitride coating. Our field testing and independent C.A.T.R.A. (Cutlery Allied Trade Research Association) tests prove these knives will outperform those crafted with other blade metals.
Overall length: 8-1/2".
Weight: 6.3 oz.