Cabot always begins with solid blocks of steel. The frame and slide of the Vintage Classic are constructed of 416 Stainless Billet which is hailed for its superior properties. Cabot’s computer-controlled precision machining and build processes are invigilated by artisan craftsmen who ensure that each individual part is better-than-perfect in dimension and consistency. A proprietary hardening process coupled with an innovative thermal chemical treatment of the steel creates a durable yet worn finish that evokes the appearance of a well carried and much relied on sidearm. It is uniform in toughness, yet with a unique and varied patterning of perceived distressing on the highs and deepening of the lows. The pistol appears to glow from within, as if still warm from being carried at your side the whole day through.