The Trench Raider II series is definitely something new and exciting. It combines two popular favorites- knives & knuckles - into a WWII styled trench knife! The handle of the Trench Raider has black coated aluminum handles reinforced with steel liners. The handles extend out into nicely couture knuckle guards which protect but are sturdy enough to use on the offensive as well (both the bottom handle and top handle have a pair of guards). The drop point blade is black coated 440 stainless steel (plain). The blade opens with a push of the spine flipper (the knife is spring assisted). Despite the impressive armament the Trench Raider is still relatively thin at only 5/8" thick.