The handle is a full tang construction, 3/8" thick. To break the handle, you have to break the steel. This ensures that you always have a handle to hold on to. There is no need to have a handle guarantee because unless you use a cutting torch or a chop saw, you are not going to break the handle.
The handle is also skeletonized. Not only does this reduce the weight, it also allows the handle to accept Micarta handles, or to be cord wrapped. Any Talon with Micarta handles can be cord wrapped - the handles come off with a standard philips screw driver.
The cord wrapped handle has over 21 feet of nylon parachute cord. The user can remove this cord for use, and still use the tomahawk effectively.
The Micarta handles are each laced with 2 feet of 4mm nylon cord. This cord can be removed for other uses. This lacing greatly enhances the gripping power available on the hawk.
The Micarta scales are shadow-boxed 0.050", that is they are inset so that steel always hits before Micarta. This offset also enhances the grip.
The handle is an overall oval shape. A round handle is difficult to index, and is not comfortable in the hand when swinging or chopping. Control is very important when swinging something razor sharp - the oval shape helps facilitate this control."