Böker’s reissue of the Applegate-Fairbairn Fighting Knife uses fiberglass-reinforced Delrin handle, thickened in the center for a sure grip. A lanyard hole adds convenience. The handle meets a short, forward-bending cross guard that protects the fingers. Böker achieved the knife’s preferred rearward balance by inserting steel weights into the handle – a beautifully ergonomic design. The 6″ blade on this 10¾” knife has effective reach, with a 1″ wide blade that’s beefy all the way to the tip. Struck of Solingen 440C stainless steel hardened to a Rockwell of 58, the blade has the signatures of Rex Applegate and W.E. Fairbairn etched into the bead-blasted finish. Sheathed in Kydex and including large Tek-Lok system.