A wonderful 'peasant' style folding knife - based on a traditional design. This beautiful folds away into the high buffed Buffalo horn handle - the blade is genuine hand forged and ground Damascus steel - hardened to 58-59RC. Size is 6 inches when folded and hidden. The overall length when open is a little less than 9 inches. Blade/cutting edge length is a fraction under 3 inches. Made using simple techniques in an ancient style, no locks or springs are used in the construction of this Peasant style folding knife. There is a mosaic pin through the handle to make it even more beautiful and desirable. The long "tail" type tang (which make it easy to pull from the soft leather belt pouch/sheath) folds into the handle and is held securely in position by your grip, along with the compression of the handle scales. This is natural material that varies significantly from knife to knife. Some has slight fissures and marks in the surface. It is this that makes these so unique nice heavy leather case. Our knife range is manufactured from high quality European materials by an excellent UK manufacturer in small batches; they are NOT churned out in their thousands in a factory in the Far East. We only sell knives to responsible adults aged 18 years or over. By ordering knives from us you are confirming that this is the case.