Forged from a high-alloy steel (HWS-1K) proprietary to Hanwei, with an edge hardness of 58-60HRc and excellent corrosion resistance, edge-holding and ease of sharpening. The blade thickness is 3/16”, and the blade is flat ground. An aggressive thumb grip is provided on the back of the blade and a finger groove is provided at the choil for blade control. The Tang is very substantial, terminating in a short thread at the pommel. The stacked-leather handle employs bark-tanned leather and is secured by a sleeve nut at the pommel. The guard and pommel are investment cast in stainless steel.
Sheath is made in bark-tanned leather with stainless steel reinforcing at the wear points and is pouch-type.