The Handle is formed from a flat strip of aluminum, just over 1/20th of an inch thick (1.5mm). The combination of the alloy's chemical properties, the forming operations, and final formed geometry give it a high strength-to-weight ratio and it can support theoretical carry loads up to 40kg/88lbs.

The handle is optimized for vertical loading but can also flex sideways (torsional rotation). This is normal and will not affect function under normal use.