My 4 y/o is obsessed with Thor and Groot, so this seemed like a win-win toy. The handle is plastic, as is the blunt edge of the axe. The blade is made from an extremely heavy duty foam. He could pick it apart if he really tried, but he doesn’t mess with it. It’s still in great condition even after 2+ months of heavy use, and has held up better than the similarly constructed Thor’s hammer we also own. The lightening sound effects are a nice touch.