When it comes to fishing the mountain lakes of Montana's backcountry, weight becomes a serious factor on those long hikes to solitude. We scaled down our Blackfoot Fillet to this handy new Alpine Fillet and we couldn't be happier. The blade is forged from 5160 spring steel with a functional flex and it measures 4 1/4" from tip to guard with a razor sharp convex grind too. The copper guard is soldered in place above black fiber, green micarta, aluminum, copper, horsehide spacers as well as a crotch stag butt. The overall length measures 8 3/4" and it comes in a pouch sheath from Warlander Leather.