Its compound ground blade is made from CTS-XHP stainless steel with a stonewashed finish. Blade deployment is responsive, smooth, and results in solid lockup. The titanium handle has a notched back-spacer and is outfitted with a recessed titanium pocket clip.
The F3 has the S.P.O.T. pivot with the IKBS bearing system. "S.P.O.T." stands for Stop Pin Over-Travel. The large diameter prevents over travel and up and down movement by improving the lock bar stabilization. Second, the stop pin locks into a pocket on the bottom of the pivot head and prevents the pivot from rotating.