Visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) is a tough line of work, deserving a commensurately tough knife. The VBSS Pearce Folder is not only ridiculously over-built, it has an awesome modified tanto blade with a recurve edge... we love it! The 1/4 inch S35-VN stainless steel blade is matte finished and has some file work on the spine. Lightning strike carbon fiber onlays sit atop the bead blasted titanium liner lock frame. The VBSS Pearce has a tip-up carry pocket clip. The lock bar on this knife is very tight!