Top cutting edge sharpened. 4 1/2″ Black Micarta handle, similar to model 14 and 15. Nickel silver single hilt. Wrist thong through ferrule in handle. Designed especially for heavy duty salt water use, this knife is as nearly indestructible as possible. Top of blade in top of hilt notched for thumb placement. Includes both a special wax impregnated belt loop sheath and a tactical nylon sheath.