You can only lead from the front is a favorite expression of ours. If you are one of those people who covet the ultimate ultimate then we have a surprise for you. What you might not sense when you first pick up this work of art is how exotic the steel is. This is one of the first production knives to be manufactured from DuraTech 20CV, a powder metallurgy stainless tool steel. It contains a large volume of extremely hard vanadium carbides, which increase wear-resistance. How tough? Try 35% greater than S30V, a super steel in its own right.