Handle is oak. It's that oak that I had up for sale just a while back. It is forest fire oak, where the fire percolated the sap out and sorta did a preservation number on it. It's awful pretty , huh? The other specs are 1084 . HRC of between 55 and 60. Oal is 6 1/5 with the blade length 3 1/5. Brass pins. Finished with 5 coats of tru-oil. File work done with files and jeweler saw. Blade polished to 4000 grit.