General-purpose stainless steel. 420J2 is well suited for routine applications, is easily sharpened, and offers a great blend of hardness and wear resistance
I received this knife in a set that included the 385 and 388 Toothpick, and I am extremely pleased with both. The fit and finish of these knives are excellent, and the size and shape combine function and style for those who carry a knife daily. For those who may need a knife during their day but don't want a pocket full of bulk, these knives are perfect, and are not your typical run of the mill string cutter.
I have owned this knife for over 10 years, stays sharp a long time, easy to sharpen (I use a whetting stone and a leather razor strap). I love the light weight, wood handle is beautiful. I use it everyday, carry it everywhere! I bought the 385 and 388 Toothpick set, rarely use the 388, but can't live without my 385!!!!
Feels great in the hand, looks good and is discrete to carry in the pocket. Great everyday blade.