This is a fantastic Bowie. The guards and scales are on a fully fileworked, hot gun blued frame, which just adds to the impressive style and appearance of this Bowie. The Jim Ferguson Damascus is great and the Mammoth Tooth scales are superb. The cutting edge of the blade is 7 7/8 inches, the blade spine is almost 1/4 inch thick and the blade is 1 1/2 inches wide. The thickly padded redwood chest is perfect for storing and displaying this exceptional work by Bob Dodd.