So named for its resemblance in balance with a violin bow. I know what you're thinking. What kind of handle is that and how do I hold it? The proof is in the holding, it balances magnificently and precisely between thumb and forefinger at the neck of the handle. We took advantage of the balance similarities to take some design cues as well. Hence the ebony scales with mother of pearl inlay. The rivets are silver, and the blade 01 steel.