The Tanto blade shape, of Asian influence, has a thick pointed blade that''s good for penetration. Coupled with a glass-filled nylon sheath this knife is designed for the toughest of tasks. 8" blade constructed from 1095 Carbon steel with a Kraton G handle. Powdered metal/1095 Carbon steel butt cap/guard. 12 7/8" overall. Sheath may be different from photo.