Tre Kronor, the Swedish knife series, offers a highly advanced technological solution combined with timeless Swedish design. As the result of a long development process, we are the first company in the world to be able to offer a laminated knife blade in 3G steel, edged with sintered steel, or powder steel. To this edge steel, we have added a resilient, anticorrosive steel which stabilizes the hard centre. This gives a rigid, strong blade that retains its edge extremely well. These knives are in the Swedish minimalist idiom, where form harmonizes with function. The result is an edged implement that the user will find an easy and accommodating knife - a world-beater from Sweden. If there is a quality that hunters appreciate very much, I would suggest the edge retention! This blade is made of stainless laminate powder steel which is combining both strength and edge retention. Most truly, you have never handled a knife which holds up an edge better than this model. When the sharpness finally is gone, you restore the edge by using a fine, flat diamond whetstone, see or DC3 and DC4 models. You maintain your good knife by keeping it clean and dry and, should it get dirty, use some warm water and washing-up liquid, wipe off and let dry.