The traditional Japanese Kiridashi knife was originally made for carving or cutting little branches.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 (stonewash finished) with deep thum notches provides a super secure grip under all circumstances. Superior carrying comfort is achieved by the slim profile. Blade steel of this solid one-piece construction is 440C stainless. Thickness: 3.7mm. Overall length: 5 1/8-Inch. Cutting edge length: 1 3/4-Inch. Weight: 2 oz.