The HABS-Kcs (Hell And Back Survival Knife carbon steel) was designed in the USA by Primal Gear Unlimited with survival and bushcraft in mind. This full tang 9.5 inch survival knife has a 4.5 inch handle with a 5 inch semi-scandi grind cutting edge that forms a triangle point. The 4.5 inch handle features Micarta scales with the a spindle socket in each side for ambidextrous use if you need to use a bow drill to start a fire allowing the cutting edge to be turned away from the user whether you are right or left handed. The 1075, 4.5 mm thick carbon steel blade has a Rockwell Hardness of 58 +/- and features a thumb friction grip on top of the blade and a cutout rounded notch for use with the included ferrocerium fire rod for providing showers of sparks while distributing even wear on the fire steel. Forward and rear lanyard holes with a built in wire cutter on the butt. The thick leather sheath with a belt loop also includes a loop for the included fire steel. The weight forward design and 4.5 mm thick blade provides superior chopping power from a knife with only a 9.5 inch length, and the straight spine on the top of the knife makes battoning wood less of a chore. This knife was designed to make any chopping, cutting, slicing, carving, and batoning a breeze.