Tubular nylon material with a 3,000 pound tensile strength. The handle is reinforced to stay open for your thumb, ease for thumb-to-thumb transition, is frictionless and gives. It can be stored under any part of your gear with easy access when you need it. After use you have the option to roll it up in a ball and put it in your front pocket. The custom length allows for perfect storage on person. It doesn’t catch on anything (tight). The hardware is medium size, not too heavy, yet rotates to keep your hardware/clasp at 6 o’clock. Finally, all Canine Tactical products are sewn with kevlar thread for longer lasting quality.