The Outdoorsman's Hunting/utility knife is handcrafted to be functional and not just for looks. Utility Knife has over 18 hrs of work into it including forging, filing, fitting, grinding, and polishing. The Black Walnut scales are locked in place with the multiple Brass pins. The handle gives a very smooth yet sturdy grip which feels natural when held in the hand. The knife is weighted to have a balance point just right where the blade meets the handle, to better help in hunting Jobs. Remarkable workmanship on this knife!