The kukri is effective as a chopping, throwing and slashing weapon. Because the blade bends towards the opponent, the user need not angle the wrist while executing a chopping motion. Besides being a weapon it is considered a multi-tool because it can be used for a wide array of many other purposes. Its use has varied from building, clearing, chopping firewood, and digging to cutting meat and vegetables, skinning animals, and opening tins. The Full Tang Congolian Jungle Hunting Kukri Machete is constructed of carbon steel with a partial fuller. The handle is smooth stained hard wood contoured for a more comfortable firm hold. This piece comes slightly oil to prevent rusting and prolong the life of the blade. Included is an urban camo digital nylon sheath with a snap closure with belt loop so you can carry your knife at your side on your next big safari. Please note that due to the carbon content of this hand forged item there may be minor rusting.