Hand forged 1095 steel. Comes with a Kydex blade guard. Sharpened and ready to use. This is a custom order, handles are turned out of your choice of available hardwood, choose a blade from the picture and include your specifications on the handle in the "add note" field and I will send off a fully assmbled, ready to use skew in 2-4 business days, custom blades available also, with additional lead time. The fully assembled skew is for example and has sold.