The Boker USA Plus Kressler Subhilt Fixed Blade Tactical Knife w/ Leather Sheath has a handguard, as well as the second hilt and handle butt that are all an integral part of the knife, which is drop forged to the final shape. Boker USA Plus Kressler Subhilt Fixed Blade Tactical Knives w/ Leather Sheath feature one solid piece of steel, without any separate parts like bolsters or guards, and as an additional feature, a tapered tang. This complex and elaborate production procedure results in an extremely solid piece with a unique and noble appearance. The Boker USA Plus Kressler Subhilt Fixed Blade Knife w/ Leather Sheath has a blade steel made with 440C stainless, which is well proven to have outstanding edge retention and corrosion resistance. Black canvas Micarta, fastened with stainless steel tubes, provides an excellent grip and an attractive contrast to the mirror polished surface as well. With the Boker USA Plus Kressler Subhilt Fixed Blade Tactical Knife, we are happy to offer such a fascinating collector's piece to the knife aficionado, displaying the high standards that is demanded in all of our products, to set the bar high with such exceptional items.