MERCWORK SHIVA - HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA Mercworx knives are designed to ride on the hips of men who use them everyday as their essential survival tool. Each Mercworx knife is handcrafted by one artisan. The Shiva is a beautiful, bilaterally symmetrical double edged dagger, with a 6.5 inch blade. Ostensibly designed for the same mission parameters as the legendary Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Knife, it has a number of significant design improvements which broaden its functional scope considerably. Most notable perhaps, is the handle, which flares out from a gentle lemon-drop to a knob-like pommel, which greatly facilitates a firm grip, and almost eliminates the problem of rolling in the palm, when the blade is subjected to torquing stress. The blade is hand ground from 1/4 inch stock, and the geometry of the double hollow ground edges make them both striking in appearance and singularly functional. The Shiva gives you the best attributes of a stabbing pike and a straight razor. Dimensions: 11" Blade length: 6.5" Materials: Handcrafted in the USA 154CM RC 58 Cyrogenically Treated Micarta Handle. Nylon Sheath with plastic insert included.