Ka-Bar Next Generation D2 Extreme Fighting Knife with a D2 steel blade this is the perfect knife for tough conditions. D2 is a very tough steel that execellant edge retention, it is used a lot in the tool and die industry for cutting tough materials. The blade, butt and guard are all powder coated . This knife has multiple applications, its a great military knife thats also suited to hunting , fishing , scuba diving strapped to the 4 wheeler or snowmobile, when back packing for the day or for the week. Ka-Bar has a reputation of building knives that can stand up to the worst conditions. This knife is made in USA.