A scaled-down version of a classic straight-clip Bowie pattern, the Subway Bowie's PlainEdge blade features a sturdy saber grind that provides an outstanding balance of strength and low-friction edge geometry. For general utilitarian use, the blade is available with a handsome satin finish. For those who prefer a more tactically oriented non-reflective finish, it is also available with a low-profile black ceramic coating (this model).The knife's fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle is injection molded directly onto the blade tang for maximum strength and durability. Like its bigger brothers, the juncture of the handle and blade features Perrin's iconic deep index-finger choil and a section of jimping (textured grooves) on the spine. Together these design elements allow an extremely positive grip using the focused pressure of your thumb and index finger. The remainder of the contoured handle provides room for the middle and ring fingers to create a secure three-finger grip.