This beastly new Smithsonian Bowie from Behring Made© is hand forged from 1/4" thick high carbon 01 tool steel and it measures 11 1/2" from tip to guard with a razor sharp hollow grind and our hammermark finish. The nickel silver guard is forged to a foward-c shape and is soldered in place above black fiber, aluminum, copper and two large mammoth ivory spacers. The handle is a remarkable Inuit walrus ivory artifact that's pinned through the tang with aluminum. There are all kinds of beach-wash pebbles lodged deep that even the grinders wouldn't remove- how cool is that?? Overall length measures 17" and this one will come in a premium custom inlay from Rowe's Leather.