The Endela Wharncliffe delivers the versatility of this distinctive blade shape in the perfect mid-sized format. The latest lightweight version of this design enhances its performance even more with the addition of K390 MICROCLEAN® blade steel. This state-of-the-art particle metallurgy tool steel was developed to provide the extreme wear resistance, toughness, and high compressive strength needed in the most demanding industrial applications. The straight-edged Wharncliffe blade of this elite Endela Lightweight takes full advantage of these properties to offer exceptional cutting performance, edge retention, and toughness. Full-flat ground for optimal cutting performance, it is housed in a Bi-Directional-Textured fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle molded in the signature blue color of our K390 family of knives.