These Chinese Deer Horn blades were made from 80CRV2 steel with Springbok scales, hidden micarta pins and a blasted finish. These were a dificult build because of the multiple radius, inside and out, that needed to be beveled and sharpened. Also the Springbok scales were a challenge to fit. I used three .25" "hidden" micarta pins to help secure the scales to the blades. It was also challenging to get both of them to match. All in all it was a good experience but trying on my patience and skills.