The Apparo is a fixed blade survival knife with a hollow handle. Newton Martin developed a design that is virtually indestructible. Extreme bending tests were performed on this model and the massive 6.6 mm thick 440C steel blade deforms permanently before there was any weakening at the blade junction. The design of the handle makes an absolutely watertight compartment in the handle for safe storage of additional utensils (not included). The paracord winding on the handle improves the grip, and also offers some valuable yards of paracord for use in an emergency. The cantilevered blade guard increases safety. Handle and blade are provided with a matte, non reflective bead blasted finish. The Apparo is a knife without compromise, up for any adventure. Includes a high quality black leather sheath. Specifications:Overall length: 12.375Blade Length: 7Blade Thickness: 0.26 (6.6 mm)Blade Material: 440CWeight: 19.2 oz.