The saw, harpoon and awl attach into the swing-lock assembly that makes up the wire cutter. The compass is stored behind the knob/cap on the front of the sheath. The steel is carbon steel. The capsule in the handle has 2 compartments, one for the pre-assembled fishing line, bobber and hook, the 2nd for the normal fire stuff, etc. All of the functions of the knife are created with cold hands in mind, you can open the paracord swing, locking features, etc. with no real dexterity.