A tanto blade made from a Russian tire tool ! The up sweep at the tip of the blade is actually a part of the spoon end of a tire bar for removing the tire from a rim ... this knife actually IS a pry bar . Titanium throws bright white hot nearly blinding sparks and is very hard to work It also takes a long time to anneal after the tempering , I left it at the purple stage , and didnt polish it because it's so cool . The back of the blade is the original finish, the pommel was modified slightly, the edge is quite sharp . Parachute chord handle .so youvcan have a military souvenir, colorful blade and a tough tool all in one .I can't even order this much titanium for this price !