The Benchmade 550HG Griptilian AXIS Lock Knife S30V Satin Plain Edge knife features textured glass fill Noryl GTX black handles, which are very strong and lightweight. Double 420J stainless liners add strength to the knife handle. The AXIS lock mechanism makes the knife easy to open and easy to close for right and left handers. The modified Sheepsfoot blade has been updated CPM-S30V stainless steel with a hollow grind and ambidextrous thumb hole. The pocket clip can be reversed for right or left handed use. Mel Pardue design.