Based around superior CPM S35VN steel, SOG's USA produced knives offer improved toughness, better edge retention, higher resistance to wear and edge chipping while maintaining ease of sharpening. The Banner is a fully-equipped, heavy-duty folder with a SAT assisted-opening CPM S35VN blade in a black Cerakote coating housed in an anodized aluminum handle with steel liners. For a 3.5-inch blade, it is relatively lightweight at 4.5 oz. This folder is quick to open and durable. Utilizing SOG's patented assisted opening technology, the blade opens quickly with a simple push of your thumb on the thumb stud. The anodized aluminum handle and stainless steel liners make the knife balanced and strong. The handle shape contours to your hand making it comfortable to hold and grip. Combining all these features with a thin profile and a reversible low-carry pocket clip make it a perfect choice for an everyday carry.