Despite having a blunted blade, the trainer still has a blade made of 440C stainless steel which can allow it to double as blunt force object which can cause serious pain if used in a forceful manner on sensitive areas, so please beware that you should still practice using appropriate protective gear, especially if sparring with another person. Some people may choose to carry this instead of the sharpened edge live blade as a method of still offering an effective method of self defense without the use of potentially lethal force. The red G10 handle allows you to quickly tell the difference between the live blade version (black) and the trainer (red) while maintaining a strong grip. With a blade length of 3.2 inch, it is a 7.5 inch long when open, and 5.25 inch when closed. It also features a liner lock mechanism and tip up carry with an adjustable pocket clip. Made in Italy.