The Gerber Prodigy knife was inspired by the award-winning LMF II, another knife engineered by Jeff Freeman. The full tang blade is black oxide coated 420HC stainless steel. The ergonomic over-molded rubber handles ensures a soft, comfortable, but secure grip in all conditions. It's also MIRS compliant. The sheath is designed to live up to the task with a friction-release thumb lock for security and a list of non-detection features. Noise is dampened thanks to a molded softgrip coating which, like the ballistic nylon material, is MIRS compliant.