This hatchet is rough, tough, and able to handle the outdoors. It has a full tang construction that is made from carbon steel. The head has a rough stone finish to protect the blade for a long life. It comes sharp but I suggest giving it another once over. There is a short guard that is also carbon steel with a wood handle. The handle mounts have been stained a deep shade of black to enhance the grain. Four brass pins hold the handle together. The Hunt For Life logo is featured on the blade. Included is a handmade leather sheath for transport said hatchet. This is a great tool to have working around camp. You can use it for gathering wood, chopping down swamp cabbage, and hammer down tent stakes. Small and compact so that when you are not wearing it, it will fit right in your pack. Overall Length: 12.12 Inches.