I strongly encourage beginner butterfly enthusiasts to start with a trainer like this as a safety per-caution not only to the user but surrounding bystanders. With this blade you can flip or fan without the danger of cutting yourself or someone else. The only danger here is maybe a bad hair day but you have a comb too so thats an added bonus. You can flip and comb your do. The solid construction comes complete with a double walled handle that has a steel frame. The outer handles consist of both steel and wood. The wood has been stained black. All metal on this knife has a darkened stone finish. The comb is made from ABS and is functional. Both pivot pins are riveted for added security and the end of the bite handle features a safety latch. Maybe you can perfect a new trick that features you combing your hair. No matter how you flip it just have fun.