This is one of those things that is just so fine and high quality that you have to possess it, but then you realize you can't keep every thing and you must down size so it is. A genuine Kabar Jim Bowie knife. quality quality. Kabar makes the knives the US Marines use and t is no finer american made knife. This one has the original length 8& 1/2 inch blade with a brass gaurd and wooden handle. the wood is so highly finished that I thought it was plastic until I examined it closely. This knife is in excellent used condition with just enough patina that you won't look like a tenderfoot with it. The knife has the J Bowie inscription on the blade and both the knife and the sheef have the Kabar logo.