Radical blade grinds have been one of the signatures of SOG knives, but to produce these complex blade shapes and grinds requires the finest attention to detail. Perhaps this helps to explain why the Vulcan Fixed Blade (VFB) is so special. Each side of the knife has three separate grinds that come together to make a strong powerful knife. The reverse curve in the VG-10 blade is further evidence of this masterful craftsmanship. The full tang blade is clad with glass-reinforced Zytel scales that are textured in an intricate wave pattern, few could duplicate. It another signature that sets us apart. VFB... the premiere tactical knife for the modern militia. Vulcan Fixed Blade, Specifications: - Blade Length: 5.3" - Overall Length: 10.43" - Weight: 8.4 oz. - Edge Type: Straight - Steel: VG10 Stainless Rc. 59-60 - Handle: glass-reinforced Zytel handle - Finish: Satin. SOG's proprietary Cryogenic Heat Treatment process ensures that this blade will stay sharp over the long haul. This intensive process takes more than 48 hours and involves slowly bringing the blade's temperature down to less than -300 degrees Fahrenheit, then bringing it slowly back to room temperature. The stress created through this process relieves the material on an atomic level and increases overall strength and edge retention. Elegant, Ergonomic Design for Ease of Use: Even if your blade is sharp, it's hard to make the cuts you want if a knife doesn't sit comfortably in your hand. That's why the handle on this knife features a unique, ergonomic contour. This knife is backed by a lifetime warranty that protects against defects in workmanship and materials.