The Cleaver is hand ground out of .200 Nitro-V stainless steel. Heat treated in a zero atmosphere, cryo treated in liquid nitrogen then double tempered resulting in a Rockwell hardness of 60c. The blade is either bead blasted and Cerakoted Armour Black or given a natual stone washed finish that hides wear and light scratches. As always this Cleaver is hair shaving sharp. The handle is hand sculpted black G10 with stainless screws. Comes with a handmade Harp Leather sheath.