When the BlackOut was first introduced, Blade Magazine named it the Best Buy of the year—and it has remained a top seller for Kershaw ever since. Many officers wouldn't go out without it.The current BlackOut features upgraded stainless steel—Sandvik 14C28N, a high-performance steel designed through a collaboration of Sandvik and Kershaw. For non-reflectivity, the blade is coated with durable Tungsten DLC coating. The 3.25-inch blade is paired with a comfortable injection-molded Polyimide handle with locking liner. The BlackOut comes with a pocket clip and is also available in a partially serrated version as model 1550ST.