This knife blank of western hunting/outdoor knife complete with a sturdy plastic sheath is sharpened ready to use. It only required fixing an handle yourself. It is forged from Uddeholm mono steel no 1770. Carbon steel though not rust proofed is well acclaimed for sharpness and edge retention. Hardness is 57 HRC
Field sharpening proven with Swiss Istor sharpener for fast supersharp cutting edge restoration without metal burning.