This is 12" hand forged full tang rust free blade Nepalese Dau. "Dau" means meat chopping Knife in Nepalese terminology. Nepalese people especially butcher use this knife to cut meat and bone into pieces or similar tasks. The weight of the knife is divided into the blade and handle in such a way that the maximum force can be generated on the blade while using it. Handle and blade is same piece of spring and blade is tempered with pouring cold water while it is heated while making process. The Balance temper on the edge and blade makes it very strong to cut bones. Handle is made of dark Indian Rosewood. This knife can be use for in Kitchen as well as outdoor for campaigning. Each area of the knife is made to execute several functions with ease. The craftsmanship on this knife is amazing so if you are looking for the finest quality working kitchen or bone chopping knife you will not be disappointed.