It has been hand filed - no machines. The knife has a brass guard and brass and mosaic pins. A hand sewn, stamped leather sheath is included. The knife listed is hand forged by a local knifemaker and is made to be used (as a knife).The knife is heat treated, tempered and made from high carbon steel. Please do not ask questions concerning the process of how the knife was made. Just like Jake and Bush's Baked Beans - the secrets are not released. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Custom & Handmade". The seller is "hockinghillshandmade" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.