Traditionally, Scouts in Scandinavia use knives with guards, often in snap style sheaths. These are cataloged as Scout knives, but the blade shape seems more suited to the dedicated hunter. They all have carbon steel blades, about .120" thick, stacked leather handles with aluminum guards and pommels. The tangs run the full length of the handle, and are visible at the pommel. The midsized version seems the most useful to me. The blade is about 4 5/8" long and 1" wide. The handle has about 3 3/4" between guard and pommel and is very comfortable in my average sized hand. The knife and sheath weigh just under 5 ounces.