Like the vast, open ocean before a storm - dark blue and seething in a beautiful rage - Timber Wolf's Tempest Fixed Blade Knife is nothing short of breathtaking - a rare vision in a world of ordinary cutlery. Gorgeous, savage, yet surprisingly affordable, the Tempest represents not only the apex of fixed blade knife design, but collector value, as well. The 4 1/2" drop point blade is hand-forged from high carbon "raindrop" Damascus steel, unmistakable by its torrent of concentric circles that, together, mirror ripples on still water during a rainstorm. The distinctive steel is stunning on it's own, but the Tempest ventures further, casting a brooding blue spell over the graceful blade. Employing a unique, painstaking colorization process, the blade's swirling melange of contrasting eddies and waves is highlighted and enhanced by a rich midnight blue finish. The vivid blue hue blends seamlessly with the meticulously hand-hammered and folded steel, shimmering with an otherworldly boldness and sparkling with radiant luminosity. It's easy to get carried away with the Tempest's incredible visual allure, but make no mistake - this is no mere showpiece, best relegated to the display case. The Tempest is robust and potent - more than capable of tackling even the most vigorous cutting jobs. And it's always a pleasure to wield, thanks to impeccable weight distribution and an ergonomically contoured canvas Micarta handle. Tastefully simple in form, the ultradurable Micarta's delicate grain and somber black hue exquisitely offset the unabashed vibrancy of the blue Damascus blade and mirror-polished nickel silver bolsters. A reinforced lanyard hole is built in to the handle for easy tethering and lashing, and the Tempest includes a handsome genuine leather sheath for convenient transport and storage. Whether hacking and slashing its way through tough field chores or being showcased in a fine knife collection, Timber Wolf's Tempest Fixed Blade Knife always performs with grace and vigor. This wonder of knife design is truly precious - a bladed gem to be treasured for a lifetime and beyond.