Blade of 4 x 30 x 180 mm, Krupp Steel AISI 420 modified hardness: 58-59 Rc, unalterable white metal guard, Retamo grips fixed with blind nuts. This design supports blades of 170 to 200 mm being perfectly balanced and harmonious.
* Photo: Alfredo Kehiayan, Canon EOS D60, EF-S 18-135 mm, No retouching.
Many people prefer oxidized steel to stainless steel, because they believe that stainless steel does not cut, do not take or hold an edge. There are many types and qualities of oxidized steel and stainless steel. If chosen the correct type of steel and the hardened is well made, both give excellent results. If not any combination can produce mixed inferior results.