It's a hand-forged piece of substance yet enjoys a surprisingly light feel in the hand, with exceptional balance. At 10.25" long with a 6.25" blade that's 3/16 thick, it's a massive piece of self-defense and woe be unto whomever might be stupid enough to get on the wrong end of it. It has a false edge but that edge is not sharpened, so the piece is entirely legal in Australia.The knife has been used and was made to be used but it has no real problems and will continue to serve for generations--ready to add some true heft and size to any collection. An excellent knife for user or collector alike and one you'll rightly come to think of as an heirloom. Please think "yard sale" or "flea market" not "Walmart" or Nordstroms. If we've really screwed up, that's different, but I promise you that won't happen. That should work well for both of us. The item "BEAUTIFUL Old Guttman Edge Brand Germany Stag-Handle Carbon Steel Bowie Knife" is in sale since Thursday, July 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Vintage Fixed Blade Knives\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "bozemancutlery" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.