The size and shape of the Bear Grylls Compact Parang's 1-pound blade focuses weight toward the tip for more power behind every swing. And with a high carbon steel, full tang construction, it's not going to bend, bow or wobble when it strikes hardwood. Its compact 9.3-inch blade makes it easier to handle in dense underbrush. The grippy, rubberized handle fills your hand, and the oversized bolster and butt on either end of the handle keeps the tool snug in your palm, swing after sweaty swing. Finally, just to be on the safe side, a lanyard cord slips around your wrist for that last measure of no-slip insurance. When you're not using the Parang, slide it into its military-grade, mildew-resistant sheath and strap it to your belt or the outside of your pack. On the back of the sheath you'll find land-to-air rescue signals. It also comes with a copy of Bear's Priorities of Survival" Pocket Guide to help you focus your attention on the details that matter most when you are in a jam. Features: - Full Tang Construction - High Carbon Steel Blade - Angled Blade for Clearing Brush - Lanyard Cord Enhances Grip Security - Ergonomic Handle - Priorities of Survival Guide Specifications: - Overall Length: 15.08"" - Blade Length: 9.34"" - Weight: 13.6 oz. with sheath - Steel Type: 1055 - Handle Material: Polypropylene - Sheath: Mildew-Resistant Nylon"