The Camillus 13 inch TI Carnivore Z Machete has a 8 inch 440 Fixed Blade with a ABS handle. This steel is a terrific balance between hardness and corrosion resistance. 440 takes a nice edge and is fairly easy to resharpen. An excellent value-priced steel for its performance. Good toughness and stain resistance. The ABS is a thermoplastic polymer with plastic and rubber properties providing durability, strength, and resistance to extreme temperatures.