This is some of my san mai. It has high nickel, low carbon "sandwich" layers. The core steel is some of Aldo's 1084. The blade is sleek and razor sharp. The handle is sculpted G10. It has nice ergonomics and feels great in the hand. It is held in place with pins and G-flex. The sheath is 8-9oz leather from Wickett and Craig. It has been dyed black to match the knife. The knife slides in nicely and draws easily. Dimensions Blade - 4 1/4" tip to handle OAL - 8 5/8" Price - $230 shipped to US. I prefer paypal, but will accept check or money order. The first to post here "I'll take it!" gets it.