The TRE knife boasts LionSteel's award-winning build-quality and sleek looks that you'd expect from an Italian manufacturer. It has a green G-10 handle with a milled titanium frame lock, and pocket clip. The backspacer is black G-10 with a flow-through design. The TRE is outfitted with an IKBS ball-bearing pivot for effortless one-hand operation and the lock bar has a replaceable stainless steel tip for longevity. The blade is premium Bohler M390 steel with a permanent flipper.
Despite having to refine my flipping technique to open this knife consistently, I find the size, sturdiness, light weight, ergonomics and overall "feel" to be outstanding. The small flipper tab and medium-light detent require a really clean "light switch" opening parallel (but not into) the top of the knife scales, I find myself constantly grabbing this one "to go". Steel and blade shape are superb, and love the textured green G10 scale. Can also be opened (albeit slowly) with 1 hand with a pinch-and-pull of pull of blade between thumb and middle finger, or by simply gripping the spine with my other hand. Sweet, refined, has that "Ity" flair-- and you can refine your flipping skills!