DLC blade option would've been great as the 14c version comes optioned that way & looks good, only ok steel tho. CPM 154 is just fantastic steel, s35vn is extremely good as well. The wharncliffe is very functional, though a little thin at the tip.
Since it's uncoated blade, for those into re-profiling, Leek takes a reverse tanto very well = lose only a tiny bit of edge, stronger tip / blade geometry, greater piercing performance, prettier [imo]. These disappear in the pocket, even with a stouter deep carry clip (Pops Customs could do it, others, etc).
Should be able to get it pretty smooth de-assisted. Also, remove blade lock hardware, stuff is useless