Steel - D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool steel is a tried and true high carbon steel with an extreme ability to withstand abuse. These knives are professionally hardened in an industrial grade heat treat facility located here in Boise. The hardness achieved is 59 Rockwell C Test. Some Charbonneaus may feature alternative steel options, but in limited numbers.
The handle material is called G10 composite, and in my opinion, is the most practical handle material available. It is extremely versatile when it comes to textures and colors, it is waterproof, and will not crack. Some Charbonneaus may feature alternative handle options, but in limited numbers.
The scales are attached to the blade using 3 steel dowel pins for location and VHB adhesive for a permanent stick.