The Druid 290 is a folding knife which is ideally-suited for a companion to the Druid 230. It is also extremely appropriate when the priority is for the knife to be compact. Although these knives may be worn on a belt or pocket, using the included leather holster is ideal. The Clip ensures a deep and sturdy fit for the knife in the pocket. N690Co steel is an Austrian steel that is often compared favorably against 440C. Depending on heat treatment it may have equal or better wear resistance and toughness. The blade features a thumb-plate which allows for easy opening with bare hands or gloves and forms a comfortable thumb rest when unfolded. Nylon and fiberglass handle with deep groves ensures slip resistance, even when handled with wet or slippery hands.