This new Gil Hibben design is the ultimate for hunting, tactical, and recon applications (H.T.F.) The laminated wood handle has a very solid grip in your hand. The handle also has a stainless steel guard and pommel that curve to protect the hand and keep you from loosing grip even in a heavy tactical situation. The blade is 420 stainless steel and razor sharp. The top of the blade has a grip area for your thumb to press against for an even more secure grip. Includes top grain leather sheath.