This tooth is for Extracting Teeth, Oral Surgery and Dentistry. The hinged claw grips the diseased tooth and with a prying action fres the tooth along with some soft tissuedamage and a lot of pain. The handle is ebony and I do not see any cracks or damage. It is in very good condition overall with a beautiful rich patina with a few light pits. The claw shows some wear.It measures 6-3/8 inches long. Please study the photos and ask any questions.