This folding knife is a bit special - it combines modern steel technology with a hundred-year-old, folding knife design. Mod. U1 lacks a blade lock. This means that, in many countries, it will most likely be considered as a pocket knife, and therefore be allowed to be carried in public places, with the exception for restaurants, sports arenas and school grounds. The blade is instead held in place with an springsteel key, a technique which has been in use for more than 100 years and which ensures that the blade does not fold. The blade is made of laminate powder steel, our famous 3G-steel, and this guarantees edge retention beyond the ordinary. The handle is made from stainless liners with the sides in beautiful cocobolo. With nail-nicks in both sides of the blade back, the knife is completely symmetrical and is as easily handled by both left-handed and right-handed users. The knife is delivered with a slimfit black cordura sheath.