The blade is made from 1095 steel and 15n20 nickel, cryogenically heat treated in liquid nitrogen to increase hardness. As you may know, 1095 is a traditional and sought after American high carbon steel that is prized for knife blades. It is hardened to about 60 on the Rockwell C scale (HRC). This blade is a serious blade that will work well for hunting and fishing. It can be easily re-sharpened at home or in the field, and will hold an edge very well. This over all length of the art knife is 9.40”inches long and high quality cutting blade 4.60” inches long with Snake Skin pattern. The handle is 4.80” long. This is perfect for holding and carrying anywhere and can be used when the time is right. Sheath is made with 100% cow leather with brown color.