1095HC holds an edge very well and is optimum for hunting and skinning use as well as tactical and military tasks. The steel is very corrosive and will tarnish and turn the blade black when blood and acidic liquids or chemicals get onto the blade. The blade will still work fine, but will lose the satin color when it was new. The black powder coating helps to prevent corrosion of the blade.
1095 Full Tang Blade
Oil Hardened to 58-60HRC