First, item arrived earlier (2 days) than was estimated. Big plus. The knife is gorgeous and has good balance weighted rearwards towards the handle; very solid. Full tang, made from 5/32" stock. Blade was sharp, I tuned it up to razor sharpness in a minute or so. Even the leather sheath is nice and well made. The pictures are very accurate and show the true item. This was a steal at the price, I am very pleased.