Authentic hand forged North Carolina Bowie knife. Dating back to the late 1930s. Hand made from carbon steel, brass and hickory from the mountains of North Carolina. This is definitely not a cheap store bought knife made in China. This big Bowie knife measures 17" long with a blade measuring 11". The hand forged carbon steel blade has a thickness of .25" for a real large and incharge Bowie knife. Can you imagine some old fellow making and running a still in one hand and this old Bowie in the other. Anyone sweating over a hot coal forge would expect to get more for his time and labor than $95. But, that's what we are asking for it. Sorry the old leather sheath disintegrated a long time ago. A real bargain for just $95.