While no other model has had as many versions as the Scout over the years, the basic specifications never changed. The extremely stable body is from a single piece nickel silver which is produced by sintering. The hollow ground blade made of Cronidur 30 and contributes with its memorable shape to the incomparable appearance of the Scout. Cronidur 30 is the latest of the premium steels coming out of the space shuttle program and Boker ist the first to have it available to the sporting knives industry. It was developed for use in the aircraft and aerospace applications, where component durability, reliability and long life are a must. Large carbides evident in other high grade steels do not exist in Cronidur 30. Instead, there is a homogenous structure of finely dispersed carbon nitrides. With a Rockwell hardness of 58 and the blade composition needed, these blades will sharpen and hold an edge unlike any other steel currently available. A classic Backlock keeps the blade safely open. When the knife is opened, the spine locks into a notch on the back of the blade. To close the knife, push down the exposed part of the spine. The harmonic overall impression of this classic is completed by pleasantly shaped handle scales made of elegant Grenadill Wood.