The KA-BAR Short Tanto is the Asian inspired baby brother of the famous KA-BAR USMC. The knife is enhanced with the same features, but now with a tanto-blade. The penetrating power of the tanto-shape is what distinguishes this knife from its competitors. The knife is big and feels very strong. The handle is enhanced with protective parts to make sure you will never end up on the razor-sharp edge during heavy-duty use. The blade is made from 1095-carbon steel. This steel, however, is not corrosion-resistant. Fortunately the blade is enhanced with a black coating to make sure maintenance is a lot easier. You can carry the KA-BAR 1255 in the included leather sheath.