The TOPS Lite Trekker is, as its name suggests, an ultra-lightweight fixed knife. It's ideal for treks and hikes where a knife is indispensable but weight is an important factor. The 1095 carbon steel blade has a black traction coating to prevent rust and reflections. The grind is very thin, so not only does the Lite Trekker cut very well, but it's also lighter. The micarta scales have a subtle red liner. Micarta is a great handle material because it offers plenty of grip, whether your hands are dry, wet, or wearing gloves.