Chris Reeve Fixed Blades are crafted from USA made CPM-S45VN stainless steel for pure powdered metallurgy power, edge retention and razor sharpness. The handle scales of most his fixed blades are micarta which is an ideal material for outdoor use as it provides a solid grip even in wet conditions. Chris Reeve Fixed Blades receive a non-reflective KG gun kote to help them weather the elements. His fixed blades are so tough; they are carried by one of the most elite military groups, the Green Berets. Chris Reeve was substantially influenced during his time in the South African Army to create a functional knife which was strong and could weather all elements.