This 17" Knife has its origins in the Nepalese mountain regions of India. The Kukri was used by by the famed Gorkha warriors in battle and has served them well. The curve in the blade assist in making a good draw in a cut. The wooden sections in the handle are separated by shaped steel dividers. The black scabbard is covered in leather and has a matching belt frog. The brass scabbard chape is a great addition.