Made from Solid Stainless Steel throughout giveing it a longer life-span, and it will not bend or flex. Good for intricate jobs, the flat shape design facilitates more control for fine precision cutting. The handle is engraved with a pattern of circular grip ridges on both sides giving an area to grasp securely, allowing greater control over the blade to prevent slippage even with cold or wet hands such as in sculpting. Gives a nice comfortable finger grip which allows for making good clean cuts in materials such as balsa, thin ply, plastics and fibreglassIt is nice and light, comfortable to use, easy to clean and well worth the investment as it will bring sheer pleasure from using one of the best made handles in the World.