Randy Barkers aka Blacksmith's custom knife came today. As winner of the HPA contest for longest beard,I can't say enough about the beauty and quality that is evident in this knife. Randy hand forged the 52100 carbon steel from a needle bearing, 200 nickel guard, desert ironwood handle and custom leather sheath. Blade is 3" and 7 1/4 overall. Nice and compact. This is not going to be a drawer queen. I can easily see it skinning a deer, gutting a turkey or squirrel. All of my knives are folders and only 1 sheath knife, a WW11 USN combat knife. This is my first custom and I couldn't be more pleased. Randy does incredible work. Thank you Randy and HPA.