This is a beautiful Bowie by Jerry Rados. The blade is Random Pattern Forged to Shape 512 Layer Damascus by Jerry Rados with a 1/4 inch thick spine, 7 inch bottom cutting edge with the front 2 3/4 inches of the top edge sharpened. The handle is full Sambar Stag, not scales and is magnificent. The blued mild steel (.18 Carbon content)used for the guard and buttcap is superb. This is one great knife.