I know absolutely nothing about knives other than how well they cut. But a friend is, shall we say, obsessed with them, and swears by his New Torrent blade from Seate. The contraption of this single-bladed beauty couldn’t be simpler: the balance and heft of the knife feels like something that you need to experience in order to understand. This New Torrent sports a titanium handle, finished in a nicely textured bead blast. The 8.5” knife (blade extended) is forged from Bohler M390, a corrosion-resistant, polishable plastic molded-steel, that is ground to a thickness of .157.” The total package weighs 6.2 ounces and is truly a sight to behold.