The Mighty Paw 2-Handle Dog Leash has two handles for added control. The main handle is for general walking and the lower handle is used to keep your dog closer when needed or for added control when you pass other dogs. The double handles are lined with thick, super soft neoprene padding to keep your hands pain-free and comfortable. Aviation Aluminum the same material rock climbers use and trust. It is light in weight but super strong. The clip is force tested to 850+ lbs.