This Big Bay Skinner has a 43/4" handforged spring steel blade hammered down to about .200 thick and 1 1/4". The deep stamps are J>BEHRING HANDMADE nad a knife Cris along with a nice choil for easy sharpening. The guard is nickel silver and silver soldered to make it like a one piece knife. No seams or spaces to get blood and water into. The hidden tang has all hand cut spacers of double brown, brass,black,maroon and aluminum. OAL is 9 1/5".