The GI Tantos broad blade, integral guard, and Polypropylene handle scales exemplify a tactical knife stripped down to its bare essentials. Made from spring tempered 1055 carbon steel and protected by a rust resistant finish, its rugged, hard-wearing and dependable. Popular with sport throwers, the GI Tanto is perfectly balanced and capable of being thrown by the blade or handle. In a survival or self-defense situation, it can be quickly and easily converted into a spear too! Just remove the handle scales and lash the blade securely to a suitable wooden shaft! Best of all, its a great value blade - inexpensive enough to buy duplicates to keep as back-up or bug-out bag knives, or even just to throw for fun on a sunny day. A stalwart and reliable knife that you can depend upon in a pinch.