The Bark River Marauder is the first in a unique series of knives designed by Jim Stewart. This new series has an incredible feel in the hand. The handle is a very modified saber grip that melts into the hand. The blade with it's recurve cuts like a laser and is still fast and nimble in use. The guard and pommel are brass and compliment the segmented handle with it's unique look. Balance in use is right on the first finger.