The Sigmund is a celebration of 80 years of knife making by Helle. It represents the input of two generations of the Helle family. The original design was by Sigmund Helle, one of the founders of the enterprise. It was first released in the early 1930's. It's been updated by his son, Torodd Helle, the current managing director. More to the point, it's a beautiful, and very functional all around knife. The triple laminated blade is a bit less than 4 1/4" long about 7/8" wide, and .118" thick. The handle is built up of wood and leather spacers for a unique appearance. It's very comfortable and sized for average hands. There is a hint of a guard to keep your fingers off the blade edge. The stout leather sheath is embossed with the same design as the original.