1515 Laplace Folding Knife. Iron Wood Handle with Oxidized 19C27 Sandvik Steel Inset with Etching by Hand which represents the "Lifeline". Blade is Oxidized 19C27 Sandvik Steel with Etching by Hand which represents the "Lifeline". Top of the Handle has an intricate Burnished Steel Design with a Beechwood inset. Steel Spacer has hand engraved Quote in French "LE VOYAGE EST UN RETOUR VERS L'ESSENTIEL", which translates to "THE JOURNEY IS A RETURN TO THE ESSENTIALS" and Manu Laplace's signature. Liners are Steel. Liner Lock locking mechanism. The 1515 Series is by French Master Knife Maker, Manu Laplace. He has been manufacturing knives of timeless beauty and uncompromising functionality for five generations in his forge in Theirs, France. The origin of the name dates back to 1515 when the battle of Francis 1 of Marignan was won. 7-7/8" Open. 4-5/8" Closed. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a soft leather pouch. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY EXQUISITE KNIFE!! Photos cannot begin to show its beauty.