This is a Viking style seax. †It was forged from shear steel made by Ric Furrer. †The handle is black walnut with a leather spacer and a steel plate through which the tang has been peened. †It has an over all length of 9 1/2 inches and a blade length of 5 1/4 inches. †I have made a leather sheath with a piece of copper running over the seam.