The Raven 2 modified clip-point shaped blade is made with CTS-BD1 stainless steel. This knife has a centerline grind and jimping (crosshatching) where the handle and blade connect. Jimping gives the thumb and forefinger traction and cutting manageability over the sharpened edge. Running the handles full length, tucked inside, are skeletonized steel liners for additional strength and a Michael Walker style LinerLock. The comet shaped (birds eye) opening hole is a trademark of the byrd knife line and is synonymous with the stringent quality requirements, high performance materials and manufacturing put into each byrd Knife. As handle materials go, G10 laminate is grip-grabbing and lightweight while it shakes off temperature extremes, chemicals and hard-use without discoloring, warping or peeling. This makes it highly prized for knife handles. The overall length measures 7.73 with a closed length 4.40 and a blade length 3.33.