The Cadillac of hand trowels! More like a survival tool that can dig in the dirt, scrape, chisel, or pry. Blade is of heavy 18 gauge stainless steel, handle is 1/4″ stainless rod Measures 9-1/4″ open; 5-3/4″ folded. Comes with heavy cordura nylon belt sheath. Snaps open with secure click. This U.S. made tool is an incredible invention!