Cold Steel Battle ring represent high performance, strength and durability. Constructed from Grivory, which is the latest in reinforced fiberglass plastic. This material is stronger than Zytel. Tangs are made with Kraton. The blade is plain and black in color just like its handle. The knife represents Japanese technology at its best. The total length of the knife is 9 inches with a blade of 3 1/3 inches and 9 mm thickness. Weight of FGX Battle ring is 2.3 0z. Its blunt blades are elegant. FGX is mostly used as a training knife in military camp. It is totally resistant to heat, cold, moisture, humidity,etc.