Unlike the original Picker, Mantis kept the edge on its brother smooth. Mantis took some inspiration on the blade shape from their MF1, the tanto style and grind lines have seemed to yield us some extra attention at trade shows and in magazine articles this past year. The back of the handle doubles as a very useful tool a bottle opener! The black oxide coating on this model differentiates it that much more from its brother. The same steel, 420 high carbon is utilized in this model, this keeps the knife reliable, yet easily affordable.