The Benchmade Griptilian 553SBK knife features textured black Valox handles, which are very strong and lightweight. Double 420J stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The AXIS lock mechanism makes the knife easy to open and easy to close for right and left handers. The BK1 black finished tanto blade is 154-CM stainless steel with a partially serrated edge and dual thumb studs. The pocket clip can be reversed for right or left handed use. Mel Pardue design.