The Kraken is hand ground out of .200 thick Nitro-V stainless steel. Heat treated in a zero atmosphere, cryo treated in liquid nitrogen then double tempered resulting in a Rockwell hardness of 59c. The blade was bead blasted and Cerakoted Flat Dark Earth and is hair shaving sharp. The handle is hand sculpted Desert camo G10 with stainless screws. Comes with a custom molded Kydex sheath in Coyote Brown with Maxpedition TacTies.