The Benchmade 5000 has a 154-CM satin finish BK1-Coated ComboEdge blade. The black anodized, machined 6061 T-6 aluminum handle features milled ribs that add gripability to the already contoured handle. The AXIS lock system makes the knife easier (and faster) to open and close. 420J stainless steel liners and a reversible steel carry-clip which can be reversed for right or left handers. It’s an unbeatable duplicate of the Benchmade automatic Model 5000 Auto AXIS, but in a Manual version! BK1 coating provides excellent corrosion protection, which exceeds the ASTM-117 spec for saltwater while possessing higher scratch resistance.