This tough-as-nails knife is ideal for gutting or skinning prey - this is the smaller version of the Belt Knife. The Blue Ridge features a blade of 80CRV2 carbon steel with a flat grind. The steel has a black Caswell finish for reduced glare and rust resistance. It also features an integral guard, a filed thumb rest on the spine for a secure grip, and a lanyard hole in the handle for easy carrying or hanging. The overall length is 8.25", and the knife weighs between 4.7 oz. and 5.9 oz depending upon the handle. We offer a wide selection of handle options including curly maple in traditional, sculpted, or tribal versions; sculpted multicam G10; and Micarta in black, sculpted black, or tan. Each knife arrives in a high-quality multi-layered felt, molded Kydex, and leather sheath with multiple carry options.