Axes have been around for ages, but Gerber's Gator Axe incorporates new features and an updated design that will prove very handy for all axe applicatiuons. Gerber applied their proprietary Gator textured rubber to the grip to this axe providing an unprecedented level of comfort and control. Beneath that tactile rubber surface is a virtually indestructible glass-filled nylon handle. And inside that handle is a hollow area containing a magnet that holds the included knife seamlessly. It's a pretty awesome combo that will come in handy when in the outdoors - great for chopping up blocks of firewood for fires. The axe head is engineered from forged steel, which does an outstanding job of keeping its edge.