The Cold Steel Samburu spear breaks down into three components: The first is the spear head itself, permanently welded to a thick steel shaft. Second is the counter balancing butt spike also known as the shoe. This is used as an alternative point for practice throwing, preserving the actual spear blade itself for more serious work. Third is the black, U.S. Made Hickory handle with a double taper connecting the head and shoe. The Samburu also comes with a Secure-Ex sheath to keep your spear safe.