Shorter than most, at 15-1/2" overall, and with a comfortable curved tropical hardwood handle fitted to a 8-1/2" blade, this is a working tool that is very maneuverable in tight quarters. It's a honey. The heavy-duty full leather sheath with a belt loop makes carrying a cinch. The heavy tip even can double as a small axe in a pinch. We are very pleased to have picked this one out. Made in Central America by a very well known firm specializing in large cutting knives.