8 3/8" d.e. blade. Circular iron guard comprising twelve forged iron tapered scroll tipped spikes curving down in a domed form and enclosing opposed curved spurs parallel to the blade serving as blade catchers. That arrangement unique in our experience. Toothed edge banded iron base ferrule and one piece walnut grip finely carved in basket weave. Small domed pommel cap in typical North Italian fashion. Evoking the sinister image and reputation of the stiletto while providing maximum efficiency for knife fighting, A specifically Italian format for settling disputes and grudges. Blade and guard with some isolated pitting but mostly smooth. Grip with glossy wear from use.