Like its namesake-a brilliant multiple star system in the constellation of Taurus-Spydercos Alcyone folding knife was purpose designed to shine brightly above its peers. It proudly features all the high-performance characteristics and classic design elements that define Spyderco knives in an affordably priced knife that proudly showcases US-made blade steel. The heart of the Alcyone is its full-flat-ground blade, which is precision machined from American-made CTS BD1 stainless-steel. Its leaf-shaped profile includes a long, exceptionally capable PlainEdge working edge and a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for swift, ambidextrous, one-handed opening. The blade is housed in a highly refined, ergonomic handle with full skeletonized stainless-steel liners and an open-backed construction style. These features minimize the knifes weight and simplify cleaning, while providing a sound structure for its stout LinerLock mechanism. To ensure a secure, comfortable grip, the liners are couched between tough gray G-10 scales with a unique non-slip checked texture. The handle is also home to a sturdy four-position pocket clip that supports left or right-side, tip-up or tip-down carry and is backed by a generously sized lined lanyard hole that allows the easy attachment of fobs and lanyards.