12” length, made from a file with wood grip securing the tang with two brass rivets peened into iron gussets. The blade with clipped (depressed) point for stabbing and wedge section providing a cutting and slashing edge. An additional back depression at the forte provides a duel hand grip for fleshing of hides which was a major task for mountain men and trappers. A combination tool and weapon which was packed a thousand miles to the trapping and hunting fields and every ounce counted! Unparalleled character with wear from years of use and remnants of yellow paint, more likely to help find it if dropped, than to enhance its appearance.