Darrel Ralph DDR Dominator V4, #3 In SM-100, Hand Satin Mokuti, 3.75, Knife
Still looks new at a 1st glance but i. T has a lot of hairline scratches throughout. No gouges, nothing that gets past the finish. It's been carried and respectfully used for a while and it has held up great. You don't normally see a guilt free SM-100 user, especially from a maker with a reputation like Darrel Ralph. SM-100 was literally developed by NASA as a material for ball bearings in space and Duane Dwyer of Strider Knives brought it into the knife world. As a blade material it has strange properties. Imagine heat-treatable titanium that can reach 60-62 HRC and still retain the memory that ti is known for. It's lighter, corrosion-proof, takes a keen edge, and has a higher toughness than any steel.
It takes a lot to chip it. The edge is elastic, it will deform and return back to true. 3.75" blade, 8.25" overall.