It's a real challenge to make a double-edged knife strong and tough enough to meet our standards but our new Drop Forged Wasp has exceeded all of our expectations. You see there is nothing to break, become loose or wear out! Its monolithic construction makes the blade, guard and tang one inseparable piece! Only the handle scales are an "add on" and they are quickly and easily replaced in the very unlikely event they break or wear out. Perfectly balanced with a sturdy yet needle sharp point and wasp waisted so it cuts coming and going. The Wasp is a frighteningly effective knife that's virtually bomb proof! Delivered with a terrific Secure-Ex sheath. It's light enough to carry all day and sure to last a lifetime if it's given a reasonable amount of maintenance.