The blade was forged from high carbon tool steel (52100), the handle is made of 5000 year old English bog oak. The blade is quite chunky, the spine being ca. 5mm above the heel, but tapering beautifully toward the tip, keeping it balanced and weighted slightly blade forward.
The blade is not stainless and must be cared for as outlined in the "care and guarantee" page on this website. The bog oak is similarly a natural material and requires basic maintenance as outlined in the "care and guarantee" page on this website.
The basic dimensions are as follows:
Blade length: ca. 190mm
Heel height : ca. 50mm
Handle length: ca. 125mm
If you are ordering this for Christmas and you are in the UK, LAST ORDERS 22nd OF DECEMBER!! Royal Mail say Monday 23rd is the last posting day to get there by the 24th (special delivery), which means last orders are on the 22nd.For everywhere else I think it's already unlikely to reach you by Christmas.