Originally for digging foxholes and latrines, many of our customers have deemed this the perfect fireplace tool for the cabin or reading room. It's strong steel shank and solid oak handle, give it a durability that will last the ages. Measures 21" long x 6" wide at the head. Comes with a sturdy, brass riveted, leather cover that is Swiss marked . A real gem. They don't make stuff like this anymore. Used, good condition.