The Spartan Blades Alala is a compact tactical fixed blade that is a must have to any belt or pack. It's blade is made of American 1095 Cro-Van steel with a black powder coat to help resist corrosion, and a black canvas Micarta handle that provides a positive grip, even when wet. Comes with a black injection molded sheath with active retention thumb lever and secondary retention strap. Alala - Ancient Greek, meaning "battle-cry" or "war-cry", was the personification of the war cry in Greek mythology. ... Greek soldiers attacked the enemy with this cry in order to cause panic in their lines.