This adze was hand forged in a coal fire. It is approximately 5 3/4" long and bent into an approx. 2" wide radius. It was forged to shape from a solid bar of 4140 steel. It was then hardened, tempered, sharpened, and hung on a 9 1/2" hickory handle. The handle was stained, coated in oil and buffed with beeswax. It is a great tool for hollowing wood to make any number of things such as bowls.