Adorned with ornate relief patterns and handsome pakkawood handle scales, Ridge Runner's Briarchase Fixed Blade Knife is undeniably chic, but don't let its refined allure fool you. Beneath its charming facade, the Briarchase is brutal and capable, boasting an impressive stainless steel blade carefully honed to a razor sharp edge. This elegant-yet-potent knife is perfect for the Jekyll and Hyde in all of us - part gentleman, part primitive savage. Delicate woodgrain peeks through gentle tones of umber and mahogany on the Briarchase's pakkawood handle scales. The wood is gracefully paired with smaller genuine buffalo horn scales, rich solid black with occasional fine wisps of brown and gray. Polished to a mirror shine and glowing radiantly, metal alloy spacers beautifully offset the raw, natural appeal of the wood and horn. Swirling floral relief patterns decorate the spacers, which together form a generous finger choil that affords the Briarchase a fantastic hand-feel and allows for improved control. And ample control is essential for a knife this powerful. The imposing 12 1/4" Briarchase is great for rigorous, demanding chores, but its magnificent weight distribution and aforementioned effortless blade manipulation make it equally well suited to fine, delicate tasks. Likewise, it's ideal for both display and field use. But regardless of how you use it, since it's from Ridge Runner, you can rest assured you're getting a knife made for a lifetime at an unequaled value!