7 1/2" overall, blade is almost 3 1/2". Handle is carved and sanded oak. I was speaking literally when I said knife shaped object. This is made from junk steel. I wanted to make sure I finished one before I started ordering material. That was probably a bad idea, as this would have made a good utility knife for around the house. Its not too pretty, but shaving sharp and feels great in the hand.
The next will be made from real steel, and in a similar, though hopefully more refined, basic design.
1. fit of wood to metal in this area needs a lot of work
2. notch cut out with a square file is not attractive
3. finger groove, while comfortable, was executed poorly
4. I wanted a slim grip, but went too far in this area, almost through to the metal
Im sure there are 1000 other things wrong with it, but one step at a time.