This large bowie is hand forged from 1095 tool steel and convex ground for a durable and sharp edge. The blade extends about 9.5 inches from the heavy brass guard. The handle is torched Iowa hickory, for a traditional look and the well known durability of hickory wood. Brass hardware pins helps pin it together.. Vine filework and white fiber liners add the finishing touches to this fast handling beast. A great knife for camping when you only carry one knife and it has to be large enough to do everything.