The Fury 11562 Recon Survival Machete is one tough knife. Using a high grade of 440 steel, know as 440C having a higher carbon content for strength and more vanadium. Also known as AUS-10 Steel. With an overall length of 440mm, you have all of the reach needed to get the job done in quick order. The custom designed Zinc Aluminum Handle hides a Survival Kit including matches, fishing line, hooks and first aid items. Also, the cap houses a compass. Match this with a cordura nylon sheath and you have a complete set. Do not be fooled by copies, look for Original Fury products.