The Ranger Series Knives from Ontario Knife Company are tactical knives that can be used in a variety of different situation. The knives features full tang 5160 high carbon steel blades that come razor sharp from the factory and a black texture powder coating making the knives ideal for covert operations. The Ranger EOD Kerambit was designed for the United States Military for use by special operation groups. The EOD Kerambit is ready for service in extremely harsh places and is a last resort weapon to be used as a Hand to Hand Combat Knife. The Kerambit is held by inserting the first finger into the hole at the top of the handle so that its blade curves forward from the bottom of the fist. It is primarily used in a slashing or hooking motion. The finger guard makes it difficult to disarm and allows the knife to be maneuvered in the fingers without losing one's grip making it a great self defense tool.