This type of huge knife settled many hand to hand conflicts and was popular in the Confederacy during the Civil War. It's almost a short sword in proportion but it was still a great implement for camp life. It's a must for re-enactors. The steel guard is massive with high carbon steel blade. Holds an edge well. The grip is contoured wood with light stain. 23" overall, 18" blade, 1 5/8" wide, 3/16" thick. Wt. 1 lb 5 oz. It includes a leather sheath with metal furniture.