The blade is high carbon steel, honed to a razor's edge, and the handle is 316 (marine grade) stainless steel, with a bronze inlay along the inner grip.
There are so many angles on this knife that it was difficult getting a shot where part of it wasn't in shadow, so that I could show off all that shiny metal ...
*** UPDATE ***
Since recieving a DD for this piece, I've recieved a lot of comments about how weak the handle is, and how ineffective this knife would be in combat, so to alay all those fears, I offer the following comments to put your minds at rest :
There is no weakness in the handle where it joins the blade what-so-ever. It is actually larger than it looks in the photo, and was actually made for combat, as are all of my pieces.
This knife does indeed have a very serious and effective use in combat, despite it's unusual design, but it's design reflects that purpose. Just because you do not understand how this knife is used, please don't assume it has no practical application. This one train of thought among comments has led to me to create a video describing how this knife is used in combat, and the concepts behind it's design and application, which you can view here.
Thank you for all the comments and the views, both good and bad. I do appreciate them.
Also, I believe the blade parts to be quite useful for slashing and chopping motions, so I would definitely NOT want someone coming close with this thing, or worse, a pair of these. >.<
Awesome quote: "You wanted badass - I give you bad ass!". >.<
Found the video link in the comments (link in the descritions still isn't working ), I thought it looked like a wicked knife before but seeing you actually hold it made me realize a) exactly how long it was, and b) how much I'd want to have my hand/arm protected in a knife fight. Having the handle mostly behind the blade looked mostly like a stylistic thing before, but now just seems like a damn good and practical idea.
Also, that notch in the middle. Didn't really clue in to how much damage that could cause until the video. Owch.
i could see a super villain surgeon using that
I love sharp things X3
Keep it up!
I actually already understood the basics because my boyfriend has military training with knives. I just liked seeing it demonstrated