The Camillus Tigersharp Skinning Knife has a Titanium Bonded 420J2 blade with an ABS handle. 420J2 is a stainless steel that has a low carbon content and has a high chromium content, making it a shock absorbing steel that bends instead of breaking. The 420J2 has excellent resistance to corrosion, high stain resistance and fair edge holding capability. ABS is a thermoplastic polymer with plastic and rubber properties providing durability, strength and resistance to extreme temperatures. It is a commonly used material in making knife handles. Titanium Bonded is not painted or plated, but an application of a unique formulation of titanium and chromium nitride to the surface of cutting blades that actually penetrates and treats the metal to create a permanent bond. The patented Titanium Bonding process provides the following benefits; corrosion resistance, adhesive resistance and the process itself makes the stainless steel 3x harder than untreated stainless providing a blade that stays sharper longer.