Defense comes first, then comes style, and this knife is especially popular with hunters who like the super sharp Damascus steel. While the Kukri blade is a very robust design, the material of this knife is equally robust, with a carbon content of 0.95%. A solid brass thumb stud is also a bonus for opening the blade of this knife. The handle is buffalo horn with Damascus steel bolster. At the end of the handle is a large steel loop, while not large enough for a full grown man’s index finger, it might fit smaller diameters well, or serve other purposes. Comes with a very nicely polished leather holster that features a securing snap.