Our new scalper features a hand-forged, 7" tapered half tang blade, stamped with the authentic "Cross L" logo. Listed in Northwest Company shipping records, these were often referred to as "red handled knives". Ours has a one-piece handle of genuine rosewood in natural reddish color, hexagonal in shape and tapered. The handle is held in place with two iron pins and the knife comes complete with a genuine leather sheath. Overall length is 11-1/2". Original "Cross L" relic.