The GI Tanto’s 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” it’s 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” it’s 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.