This machete does not have the traditional shaped blade. It is 19" long with a 12" blade. It is molded of a solid piece of 1095 Carbon Steel with a black oxide coating. The blade has a unique shape which offers a more controlled cutting edge complimented by a handle molded of a high impact shatterproof polymer attached by high compression rivets. It also comes with a wrist lanyard to assist in holding the machete secure when in use. This unit also comes with a black sheath which has a belt loop to securely carry the machete.