The Heretic was created for one purpose: to defeat the enemies of the Foresworn. This shadowy group of force mystics takes saber combat very seriously and their favored saber spells this out.
The Heretic has deep vertical grips running the entire length of its hilt. Regardless which hand you use, you will find no lack of grip with this design.
This saber is also incredibly durable. The raised grips act as an armor giving the saber incredible rigidity. Once you hold this saber in your hand and feel its heft, you will know you possess a purpose-built combat saber.