This handy and beautiful knife is hand forged from 1084 tool steel and ground to a razor sharp convex edge. The four inch blade is finished in a brut de forge style to show the chaos of the forge. The handle material is a jigged and dyed cattle bone from an American company that has been making the material on the same machine since the mid 19th century. The hand peened brass pins anchor the bone and add warmth and character. A practical knife with a classic feel. A great field companion.