These knives have a plastic handle that is completely metal detectable so if lost or misplaced they can be found. Plastic handles provide a better grip than metal handles when they become damp or greasy especially on a gloved hand. We are currently offering 5 styles with numerous more options through special order. Our blades are made of 420 grade high carbon stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness of 53/55. We can also offer a variety of handle colors through special order if our standard blue handle does not meet your requirements.