Our version of the Sloyd Knife is based upon the original pattern recommended for the Sloyd system of teaching woodworking. It is a very versatile and comfortable knife to use for a wide variety of tasks. The blade is finely machined from 1095 high carbon steel that has been heat treated and tempered for a fine grain structure and Rc 58 hardness. The straight blade is easy to hone and keep sharp. It is coated with Cerekote (tm) ceramic coating for corrosion resistance durability and good looks. The handle is turned from hard curly maple that has been infused with acrylic resin for long lasting durability and added balance. The brass ferrule has been coated with Cerekote and gives an elegant finishing touch to the knife. The knife has an overall length of 7-1/2 inches with a blade length of 3-1/4 inches.