The plain Blackout features a 3 1/4 inch drop-point blade, made of high performance steel. The blade offers corrosion resistance, hardness, and edge retention. To enhance all of the blade features, Kershaw added a black diamond-like carbon, scratch-resistant blade coating. Not only does this knife have a great blade, but also a great handle. With the ergonomic design, Kershaw added a grip with comfort, security, and insurance that your are always in control of the cut.