Made in the USA, the Leek was awarded Best Buy in 2016 by Outdoor Gear Lab... We would agree it is a great knife and at a great price point. The blade is made Sandvik 14C28N so it will handle a lot of tasks. The assisted opening mechanism is quite fast and it features a tip-lock slider to keep it closed when you have it stored. The handle is stainless steel with a pocket clip that can be mounted tip up or tip down. This is a very solid knife.