Scandinavian knives are made to get the job done. They may not be fancy or pretentious, but the cut all the same. The simple design actually makes it quite handy, because it does not require as much maintenance. The blade of this knife is forged from solid stainless steel, and decorated with a knot work motif. The smooth handle is made from black buffalo horn, which is complimented nicely by inserts of stained wood and pure brass. There is no finger guard because this can actually get in the way when dressing field game. Included is a gorgeous leather sheath with a PVC vinyl coating for a sleek shine, with two decorative brass rings attached. Use the ring on the butt of the knife handle to pull your knife out of its sheath with ease.