This is one of my compact guardless hunters. It is a full sized utility blade but still quite compact. A good slicer but plenty capable to handle rougher work. I like how the bronze visually breaks up the dark blade and handle and the various patterns in each. Specs: Hand forged from 80CrV2 steel with mustard patina 8 3/8" overall length, 4" blade, .195" thick at the ricasso with full distal taper Rounded spine and ricasso edge Rounded filed thumb grip File cut and fullered bronze collar Premium curly/quilted tiger maple handle, stained black and oil finished Bronze checkered finial bolt All comments and discussion welcome.