The Wilderness Survival Tool from Condor Tool and Knife traces its proud history back to 1787, the year Gerb Weyesburg Company was founded in Solingen, Germany. The quality of the swords, military knives, agricultural tools and household cutlery they manufactured made Solingen the cutlery capital of the world. In 1964, the company formed Imasca with a new plant in Santa Ana, El Salvador and filled it with state of the art German equipment. Some of the original local employees who were sent to Solingen for extensive training forty years ago are still working in the factory today, turning out the finest quality machetes, shovels and other hand tools. In 2004, Imasca developed a first quality line of tools and knives for the North American and European outdoor markets and Condor Tool and Knife was born. Ultrablac2 finish is a black oxide finish for greater rust prevention that also provides a tactical look - the finish is cooked into the metal at 285 degrees Fahrenheit - this finish coating meets and exceeds many military specifications from the U.S. and other elite tactical groups around the world, and is well known for metal protection and abrasion resistance. Blade surface encompasses four separate sides for a multitude of options. Ergonomic "Poszegrip" Santoprene handle. Handle has piped lanyard hole. Includes leather sheath that swivels.