This Dakota style Bowie knife 13 inches overall has an Elk horn handle with Buffalo horn and brass spacers and the blade length is 8 1/4 inches, 1 5/8 inches wide, and is 3/16 inches in thickness. It has a Damascus steel cross guard and Pommel. The handle is 4 3/4 inches long It also comes with a heavy duty hand tooled leather sheath. Handle shape may vary from knife to knife.The blades of all knives I have designed are made from two types of tool steel, folded and forge welded several times, forming Damascus steel. Each blade is heat treated to HRC 58-60. The patterns in the blades make them unique as your fingerprint, not to mention their individual designs.In the Middle Ages weapons made of this material were highly sought after because of their durability and toughness in battle and as tools. These knives hold a sharpened edge much longer than stainless steel blades, and will not shatter or break or snap off like a brittle stainless steel blade. They can take a beating.They are excellent for hunters and chefs and collectors. Each is a work of art in its own right, yet quite functional in its proper usage.