This knife has a little bit of everything. The handle is made of genuine whitetail antler crown, and the blade is hand forged from high quality, high-carbon steel from an old simonds file. The guard is made from brass. The blade is 10 and 1/2 inches long, and holds a very keen edge. It will come sharp, and holds its edge very well. This knife also comes with a beautiful wooden sheath, made from cherry and eastern red cedar, complete with a belt loop. This knife is balanced precisely ahead of the guard, giving it a very stable and balanced handling and feel.