This beautiful monster is made to chop. It’s 9.5 inch heavy convex blade is hand made from 5160 tool steel and ground to a razors edge. The leopard wood in the handle was salvaged from a closed cabinet shop and is very dense and durable. The bolsters and hardware are nickel silver and the black fiber liners add a touch of contrast to the double swell handles. Be warned, you will want to swing this thing… Best get outdoors.