The Kershaw Fringe Folder is out of the mainstream and anything but boring. With its gray titanium carbo-nitride coating on both blade and handle, as well as an attention-getting carbon-fiber insert, the Fringe is already a very attractive EDC. But its the things you dont see at first glance that make it even better. To ensure a comfortable carry, Kershaw has thinned the back handle, making the Fringe lighter than you would expect. A deep-carry clip enable you to carry it securely in the pocket, yet access is easy when you need it. The blade is 8Cr13MoV , a top-quality steel, precision heat-treated to bring out its high-performance qualities. It takes and holds an edge well, then resharpens easily. Gray coating further protect the blade from corrosion. The blade opens quickly and easily with SpeedSafe assisted opening and flipper or built-in thumb stud. The Fringe handle is titanium carbo-nitride coated with a large carbon-fiber insert that catches the light and the eye. This blade locks securely in place during use thanks to a sturdy frame lock.