Shipmate's STAINLESS STEEL BLADE simply does not flex under normal use. Resulting concentration of controlled allows easy and safe splitting of the smallest ice pieces. Also the perfect hole starter and multi-purpose tool. Shipmate's� special handle design fits almost everyone's hand size and is shaped to prevent accidental roll-off from counters and decks. The handle is extruded from unbreakable marine plastic, for a lifetime of trouble-free service.