The blade has a thick spine, great for heavy usage. Titan International Knives Damascus Hunting/Camping knife is handcrafted to be functional and not just for looks. Utility Knife has hours of work into it including forging, filing, fitting, grinding, polishing. The Walnut /Burnt bone handle sits right into the hand, gives a very smooth grip that feels natural when held in the hand. The knife is weighted to have a balance point just around the bolster, to better help in hunting Jobs. Remarkable workmanship on this knife! Damascus steel hand forged with combinations of 1095 High Carbon and 4340 High Tensile Steel forming over 450+ layers. We oil quench and temper to a hardness of 58-60 Rockwell C.