The knife was made in response to experience on a bush survival course . A compromise between a finnish Leuku and a small hatchet , the smaller blade being for delicate tasks . The steel is A2 , it's quite light in the hand due to the tapered tang . the one I have is the only one made . It works well in the bush . The scales are black linen micarta , the bolt sets are a coppery bronze . The blade stock is 1/4" , you wont break this puppy , it's actually a light weight carry , unusual in large choppers .