This is purpose built for the big game hunter. The generously proportioned handle is assembled from curly birch, red brass and leather. There is a guard to keep your fingers off the blade when working inside a body cavity. The carbon steel blade is about 3 1/4" (8.5cm), which allows you to guide the tip with your index finger on top of the blade for delicate skinning. The length overall is just under 8". This is a great worker for those with large hands.