"A sturdy knife with carbon steel blade. The blade has a rounded safety tip to prevent injuries and provide a safe practice. The ergonomically designed handle is impact resistant." Knives with rounded tips are sometimes used by children, or others just learning to work with knives. The rounded tip might be a good idea when using life rafts, or other inflatables. The blade is about 3 1/4" long, 3/4" wide and .079"