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 it’s one very tasty knife. Like bacon. The handsome blade is a modified drop-point with a dagger-like shape. The 8Cr13MoV blade steel with Kershaw’s 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 Kershaw’s SpeedSafe assisted opening for smooth one-handed opening. The pivot is oversized and decorative. The handle is drilled to support the four-position pocketclip-so you can carry tip-up/down left/right whatever your preferred carry position. And finally the Fatback’s deep-carry pocketclip lets the knife ride securely and comfortably low in the pocket.