Hand forged and ground kwaiken style blade made entirely in shop. Made of 1095 steel this blade is easy to sharpen and very durable. High carbon steel does need protected from rust however so keep it clean and well oiled. Kwaiken blades are small simple tool blades good for small jobs and can make good EDC and pack knives. This one uses a simple leather blade cover that has a good snug fit that wont come off on its own to protect the blade, and you, from harm until its ready to be used.