The traditional Japanese Kiridashi knife was originally made for carving or cutting little branches. Todd Begg's modern interpretation of this ancient concept provides tactical applications as well. The polished razor sharp chisel grind edge cuts like a beast and makes it a great utility or back-up knife. A curved handle (bead blasted) with deep thumb notches provides a super secure grip under all circumstances. The Kydex sheath is suitable for neck carry (ball chain included), or a Tek-Lok can be attached for belt/gear carry. Superior carrying comfort is achieved by the slim profile. Blade steel of this solid one-piece construction is 440C stainless. Manufactured in Solingen, Germany. Overall length: 5 1/8". Cutting edge thickness: 1 3/4". Weight: 2 oz.