This professional tape measure, housed in a rugged lightweight all-magnesium case, is said to be the only 1-inch by 25-foot tape featuring an all-metal case. Stronger than conventional cases made of plastic, the case features a compact, contoured design for more comfortable handling. A nonslip rubber grip runs along the top and back surfaces of the case and combines with a ribbed area on the bottom to make the tape easier to hold and use. L.S. Starrett Co.