Zing is all stainless steel from pointy tip to handle butt. Just smooth sleek bead-blasted steel all the way down. The blade is high-quality 8CR13MoV stainless steel heat treated to Kershaw specifications to bring out the very best in the steel?strength hardness and the ability to take and hold a wicked edge. The modified drop-point blade offers superior slicing and utility capabilities. To give this Zing even more well zing we added SpeedSafe assisted opening. Just pull back on the ambidextrous..