The WK II Striker was developed at the request of an Allied Special Ops Team. These guy wanted a knife that with a hammer pole on the handle that would not break away or fail under heavy use. Striker provides an 3/8" integral hammer that extends 1/8" beyond the handle. A skeletonized tang and full length taper reduce weight. As a conventional knife, the steel chosen for Striker is impact resistent, sharpens easily and holds its edge well. The knife design means that the blade's energy is centered, thus minimizing drift. Handle contours make it possible to comfortably reverse grip when utilizing the hammer for its intended uses. Blade length is 5 1/4" - Overall length 9 3/4" - Weight approximately 8oz. depending on handle material chosen.