The lengths of both the blade and the handle have been optimized for leverage for tough jobs such as splitting a sternum. The handle incorporates a guard, a proven grip shape, and a radiused lanyard hole large enough for a loop of 550 cord. The scales are made of canvas Micarta, which is a solid handle material that doesn't slip when wet. Like the stonewashed black-oxide blade, the scales develop a great "worn-in" look with use. The blade width allows for working inside the pelvic cavity of the average whitetail, and the subtle sweep of the blade places the point in line with the handle. This still allows an optimal drop point and a continually curved edge, along with the strength of a full tang blade. With no sharpening notch at the choil, you won’t have to worry about the knife catching on hides.