The P8 Pig Sticker is made from 8cr13 steel, so it will hold its edge but also still easy enough to sharpen in the field. The knife also has a G10 handle with great grip even when wet and bloody! It also comes with a genuine leather sheath. Overall for the price you will not find a better sticker! Most pig stickers use a cheaper steel, but Tassie tiger Knives are known for their high-quality finish and attention to detail.