No, the Fatback does not have a fat back. In fact, it has a rather slim handle. But to ensure you always have an extra secure grip, it does have some extra fat texturing on its glass-filled nylon handle. Actually, Kershaw calls it the Fatback because its one very tasty knife. Like bacon. The handsome blade is a modified drop-point with a dagger-like shape. The 8Cr13MoV blade steel, with Kershaws precision heat treatment, provides long-lasting edge retention, as well as strength and hardness. Black-oxide coating offers an additional measure of blade protection and non-reflectivity. The Fatback opens with Kershaws SpeedSafe assisted opening for smooth, one-handed opening. The pivot is oversized and decorative. The handle is drilled to support the four-position pocketclipso you can carry tip-up/down, left/right, whatever your preferred carry position. And finally, the Fatbacks deep-carry pocketclip lets the knife ride securely and comfortably low in the pocket.