This railroad spike was hand forged into unique S-shape. Blade is 4" long and overall is 9". I have painted satin black, added a razor sharp edge, and polished edge, top of blade and butt. Next I wrapped the handle with a thick tanned leather. This is a very nice and functional knife made to use and would also make a nice display piece. The photos do not do justice. Includes black leather sheath as shown. Thanks for looking and please check out my other knives.